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Manuela from Guatemala raised $310 to surgically treat a mass in her breast.

Manuela
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  • $310 raised, $0 to go
$310
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Fully funded
Manuela's treatment was fully funded on March 13, 2015.

Photo of Manuela post-operation

March 23, 2015

Manuela received a life-changing breast biopsy.

Manuela’s doctors have ruled out cancer. The mass on her breast has been removed and Manuela’s doctors report, “She has much less pain and discomfort than before.”

Manuela is getting back to her normal routines and thanks Watsi donors for their support and for “helping me get the care I needed.”

Manuela's doctors have ruled out cancer. The mass on her breast has been removed and Manuela's doctors report, "She has much less pain and d...

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March 1, 2015

“Manuela thanks all the Watsi donors for caring about her and other patients like her. She says her desire is to ‘be well so that I can not worry and so that I can take care of my kids,’” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

Manuela is a 39-year-old mother from Guatemala. She has a painful breast mass which causes constant discomfort. The breast mass needs to be surgically removed both to relieve the pain and also so any developing breast cancer can be ruled out. “Manuela has relatives that have had breast cancer, so this is obviously the thing that has her most frightened,” says WK.

Together we can raise $310 for the mass removal. “Removal of the mass will cure the pain and discomfort and it will allow us to exclude the possibility of a breast cancer,” explains WK. Let’s support Manuela in her journey to health!

“Manuela thanks all the Watsi donors for caring about her and other patients like her. She says her desire is to ‘be well so that I can not ...

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Manuela's Timeline

  • March 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Manuela was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • March 9, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Manuela 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.

  • March 10, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Manuela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Manuela's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Manuela. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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