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Jennifer from Guatemala raised $535 so she can become nourished and energized.

Jennifer
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jennifer's treatment was fully funded on September 30, 2014.

Photo of Jennifer post-operation

February 12, 2015

Jennifer received nutritional rehabilitation to ensure that she is well nourished and thriving.

Jennifer’s doctor says, “It’s only been about a month since we put this profile up on Watsi, but we are already noticing good results. Jennifer’s mom says her appetite is much improved, and she is not sickly as before. I’m looking at her growth curve now, and her weight is already improving. Her height has stabilized as well. We’ll expect more improvements in height over the next 2-3 months, and we’ll continue to follow closely to ensure that that happens. Most importantly, the quality of Jennifer’s diet has improved immensely, thanks to food supplementation through Watsi and targeted education of mom on how to make better food decisions with the little resources that she has.”

Jennifer’s mom happily reports, “Jennifer isn’t sick anymore!” She’s happy with the progress made so far and thankful for your support.

Jennifer's doctor says, "It's only been about a month since we put this profile up on Watsi, but we are already noticing good results. Jenni...

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September 16, 2014

“Jennifer is another twin! We’ve recently had a run of twins in our malnutrition program,” our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, writes. “This may seem like an accident, but it also really highlights the kinds of factors that lead to malnutrition. All children and families where we work in Guatemala are vulnerable to malnutrition and illness, and usually it just takes one small thing to push a child over the edge. In this case, the ‘one small thing’ is the family, with limited food resources, having to provide for two babies simultaneously.”

“The results, as in the case of Jennifer,” her doctor continues, “are low weight and height, developmental delay (not sitting, standing, walking, talking on time), chronic low energy, and frequent illnesses (intestinal infections, colds, coughs, pneumonias).”

“Jennifer is a ‘very serious child’ by her mom’s admission - and also based on the photos you will see! However, she is very pleasant and does enjoy playing with her brothers and sisters. However, recently, as the child has gotten more ill, mom notices less energy for play. The family is very cash-strapped and food insecure, and they are struggling to make ends meet.”

For $535, Jennifer will receive a rehabilitative nutritional program to provide her with the nutrients and hydration she needs to return to full health and hit her developmental milestones. With this treatment, not only will Jennifer gain weight and grow, she will have improved speech and social interaction, and once again have the energy to play with her siblings!

"Jennifer is another twin! We've recently had a run of twins in our malnutrition program," our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, writes. "This m...

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Jennifer's Timeline

  • September 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jennifer was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • September 17, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jennifer received 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 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jennifer's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 30, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jennifer's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jennifer. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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