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Success! Carlos from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund nutritional supplementation.

Carlos
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  • $1,107 raised, $0 to go
$1,107
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Fully funded
Carlos's treatment was fully funded on August 1, 2017.

Photo of Carlos post-operation

April 12, 2017

Carlos received nutritional supplementation.

Carlos is responding very well to treatment, gaining weight and growing taller at a rate consistent to healthy babies all over the world. His mother was very worried about Carlos and is tremendously relieved that he has not gotten sick since being released from the hospital. She is now finding a lot of joy in seeing Carlos so happy and healthy. With continued treatment and his family’s care, Carlos will continue to thrive!

Carlos’s mother says, “I am thankful for the help you are giving my son. I’m dedicating myself to taking care of him, because I don’t want him to get sick, and I see that he is improving. It is a joy to see him grow healthy, because I thought he was going to die. But thank you for the help. God bless you. When he is big, I hope to see him study and graduate with a diploma in accounting.”

Carlos is responding very well to treatment, gaining weight and growing taller at a rate consistent to healthy babies all over the world. Hi...

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February 10, 2017

Carlos is a one-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. His lives with his parents and eight older siblings. His father works as a day laborer, and his mother is a homemaker.

Carlos is experiencing lactational failure. He does not receive proper nutrients due to his mother’s inability to produce sufficient breast milk. To stabilize his condition, Carlos was given a preliminary supply of formula, but his parents cannot afford to buy a continuous supply.

On February 16, Carlos will begin treatment at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Miller. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,107 to cover the cost of Carlos’s nutritional supplements. Funds will also go toward a nutrition education program for his mother.

“I want to thank you for the help Carlos will receive,” says Carlos’s mother. “God bless you for what you do.”

Carlos is a one-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. His lives with his parents and eight older siblings. His father works as a day laborer, a...

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Carlos's Timeline

  • February 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Carlos's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Carlos 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.

  • April 12, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Carlos's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Carlos's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,107 for Carlos's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$0
Other
$272

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Kyamatungo

Kyamatungo is a 74-year-old widow and a mother who shared with us that she had given birth to four children, but lost two of her daughters and she currently only has two sons. One of her sons is a plumber and another one is a primary teacher. She earns a living from her small farm of bananas from which she gets food and has to sell off some Matooke when she is in need of essential basic needs like salt soap and paraffin. At times she grows small gardens of beans and maize to feed her family. Kyamatungo came to the hospital with urine incontinence and persistent abdominal pain which she says started three years ago. She further shared that these and her other symptoms have exposed her to having a poor quality of life due to the discomfort she often feels whenever she is public. If not treated, the presenting symptoms may persist or worsen hence causing lifetime disease-related complications or possibly mortality. Kyamatungo had only ever been to Rugarama health centre IV, where she was examined and diagnosed with cystocele but doctors referred her to Nyakible Hospital for surgical treatment. She was not able to immediately come due to limited finances. At Watsi's Partner Nyakible Hospital, she has been seen by the gynaecologist for specialized examination, who has recommended surgery. Kyamatungo says: “I will thank you, people, and pray to God to bless you when am give a chance to undergo my surgery under your support. I hope my surgery will be successful so that I could be relieved from these pending symptoms.”

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