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Success! José from Guatemala raised $1,166 to fund a prosthetic leg.

José
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  • $1,166 raised, $0 to go
$1,166
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
José's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2017.

Photo of José post-operation

July 24, 2017

José received a prosthetic leg.

Jose has received a prosthetic leg, which was built with a mold made just for him. Now that he has two legs again, Jose can do a multitude of things that he couldn’t before. This leg is life-changing for Jose, and will help him in every aspect of his life.

Jose says, “Thank you to the institution for this help you have given me. With the prosthetic I will be able to move better. I feel good.”

Jose has received a prosthetic leg, which was built with a mold made just for him. Now that he has two legs again, Jose can do a multitude o...

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June 8, 2017

José is a 79-year-old elderly man who lives with his wife in Guatemala’s rural highlands. He and his wife have six children, but only one daughter still lives with them.

José used to work as a day laborer, planting and cultivating crops in the local countryside, until an accident that caused him to lose one of his legs rendered him unable to work. Although José’s wife began to work in the local market immediately following the accident, the couple still does not have the resources to pay for a prosthetic leg.

On June 9, José will receive a specially molded leg fit just for him. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,166 to fund the prosthetic leg, hospital stay, and transportation to fitting and molding sessions.

With a prosthetic, José hopes that he will be able to find ways to support his family again. He states, “I hope that with this I will be able to walk well and that I can then help my wife.”

José is a 79-year-old elderly man who lives with his wife in Guatemala's rural highlands. He and his wife have six children, but only one da...

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José's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    José was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    José's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    José received treatment at ROMP - Hospital Regional de Zacapa. 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 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    José's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 29, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    José's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Prosthetic - Molded
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,166 for José's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$777
Travel
$267
Other
$122

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