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Success! Sindy from Guatemala raised $437 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Sindy
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  • $437 raised, $0 to go
$437
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sindy's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Sindy post-operation

April 10, 2017

Sindy received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment, Sindy has gained weight and grown taller. Her mother reports that she does not get sick as frequently, seems happier, and eats better. Her improved health has huge effects on her mood and energy levels. With continued treatment, we are confident that Sindy will continue to grow happy, active, and healthy.

Sindy’s mother says, “Thank you for the help you are giving my daughter. Everyday I see that she is better. Now that she can walk already, she passes the time playing, and she is very active, too, and she does not get sick so frequently. I don’t have a way to repay you for what you do. I just ask that God bless you forever.”

Since beginning treatment, Sindy has gained weight and grown taller. Her mother reports that she does not get sick as frequently, seems happ...

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January 12, 2017

18-month-old Sindy is malnourished. She has little energy to grow, and her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to illness. If her malnutrition continues, Sindy will also face long-term consequences, such as increased risk of chronic diseases, low IQ, and higher likelihood of dropping out of school.

Sindy lives with her parents and older sister in rural Guatemala. She likes to play with her toy pots and pans. Her father is a day laborer. Her mother works in the fields and takes care of the household. While Sindy’s parents want the best for their daughter, their limited resources are already stretched thin.

“First,” says Sindy’s mother, “I want to see her better and to keep growing, and after to go to school to study and decide what she wants to be in life.”

With growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation, Sindy can recover. As her caloric and nutritional intake increases, she will gain weight and grow taller, and her immune system will strengthen. Her treatment will begin on January 12.

Full treatment costs $437. Through our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, your donation will help pay for micronutrient supplements, dietary staples, and community health workers to consult with Sindy’s mother.

“I thank you,” says Sindy’s mother, “because you all are going to give my daughter the support she needs.”

18-month-old Sindy is malnourished. She has little energy to grow, and her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to illness. If her ...

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Sindy's Timeline

  • January 12, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sindy was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • January 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sindy received treatment at Clinic Miller. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sindy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sindy's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sindy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $437 for Sindy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$0
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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