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Success! Daniela from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Daniela
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Daniela's treatment was fully funded on July 30, 2017.

Photo of Daniela post-operation

July 7, 2017

Daniela received malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Daniela has been gaining weight and growing taller. Daniela’s mother says that although her daughter has fallen ill a few times, Daniela is recovering well overall and getting healthier. With continued treatment, we are confident that Daniela will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Daniela’s mother says, “I am very grateful to the organization for the support. Now my daughter is eating more and I am happy and thankful to you all and to God. I wish to see my daughter grow up and be healthy.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Daniela has been gaining weight and growing taller. Daniela’s mother says that although her daug...

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March 6, 2017

Daniela is a four-year-old girl from Guatemala. She lives with her mother and four siblings. Born with cerebral palsy, Daniela has a close bond with her sister, who has looked after her since she was born. Daniela loves to curl up and nap next to her.

Daniela was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition in which she does not receive sufficient nutrients to grow healthily. Beginning on March 6, Daniela will receive treatment at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Miller. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to fund Daniela’s nutritional supplements and physician’s fees. Additionally, funds will go towards an educational program that will teach Daniela’s mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet for her with limited resources.

After treatment, Daniela will be able to grow up healthily!

Daniela is a four-year-old girl from Guatemala. She lives with her mother and four siblings. Born with cerebral palsy, Daniela has a close b...

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Daniela's Timeline

  • March 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daniela was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • March 8, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daniela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daniela received treatment at Clinic Miller in Guatemala. 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.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daniela's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daniela's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Daniela's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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Myint is a 57-year-old man who lives by himself in a village in Burma. His wife lives in Thailand, but since she lost her work due to COVID-19, she hasn't been able to send back money for basic things like she usually does. They are in a hard postion because she also cannot come back to Burma because she doesn’t feel safe because of civil war that has started. Myint is a day labourer who earns 3,000 kyat (approx. 3 USD) per day. His monthly income of 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) is not enough to cover his daily expenses nor pay for basic health care. Last month, Myint went out fishing and he caught a catfish. While he tried to hang the fish, the catfish fell onto his left instep. The catfish’s fin which is poisonous injured his left instep. He went to small clinic and got treatment. But his wound did not improve and instead he had swelling and it become infected. The village clinic doctor told him if the wound is not improve to go to see the specialist. Since he didn't have money, Myint went to visit a monk to seek the treatment. The monk gave him traditional medicine (an herb) for the wound. However, after using the traditional medicine for one month, his foot continued to worsen. Eventually, his friend recommended that he seek treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH). At the hospital, the doctor examined his foot and saw that he had developed an ulcer. The doctor said that they would need to perform surgery on his ulcer to clean it properly and remove any damaged or necrotic tissue. When Myint told the doctor he had no money to pay for the surgery, the doctor referred him to our Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, Myint’s left foot is swollen and the skin around his ulcer is discoloured. He cannot sleep well at night due to the pain. He also has difficulty sleeping due to worrying about his foot and his economic situation. He is worried that if his leg has to be amputated, he will not be able to earn money to support his family. He's trying to remain hopeful and told us, “In the future I would like to grow and sell mushrooms so that I can support my family financially.”

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$515raised
$179to go

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