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Luciano from Guatemala raised $1,385 to control his seizures.

Luciano
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  • $1,385 raised, $0 to go
$1,385
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$0
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Fully funded
Luciano's treatment was fully funded on September 11, 2015.
December 22, 2016

Luciano did not receive treatment as expected.

Luciano’s parents were at first very excited to receive treatment with our medical team, but they also started going to see a natural healer in their community at the same time. That natural healer, who is very well respected in Luciano’s home village, said that he could not be doing both treatment with us and treatment with him. That led to his family deciding to stop treatment with us. We have tried for almost a year to have him restart treatment with us, but they have declined. If at any point he changes his mind, he can return and be accepted for treatment at any time.

Luciano's parents were at first very excited to receive treatment with our medical team, but they also started going to see a natural healer...

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August 17, 2015

“I want to fight for my little one. I want him to be healthy and strong like his siblings,” says the mother of Luciano, a three-year-old boy from Guatemala who loves looking at picture books and playing make-believe with his sister.

Luciano came to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), with developmental delays. “Luciano was born normal and healthy but over time began to have regular seizures and fevers,” explains WK. “Luciano also suffers from malnutrition. He is hospitalized every 15 to 30 days, and his mother is running out of money to afford his medical care.”

The financial impact of Luciano’s care has made it difficult for his mother to buy food for the family and school supplies for his five siblings. Her time away from work to accompany Luciano to the hospital also decreases the amount of money available to support the family.

$1,385 will fund a thorough diagnostic work-up, treatment, and ongoing therapy for Luciano.

“This treatment will allow Luciano to receive medical visits, the correct anti-seizure medication and physical/speech therapy,” says WK. “This will improve his quality of life, ability to communicate, and potential for success. His health will improve, and he will not have to go to the hospital regularly.”

Let’s help make that happen for Luciano!

“I want to fight for my little one. I want him to be healthy and strong like his siblings,” says the mother of Luciano, a three-year-old boy...

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Luciano's Timeline

  • August 17, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Luciano was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • August 24, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Luciano was scheduled to receive treatment. 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.

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Luciano's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 11, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Luciano's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 22, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Luciano's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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