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Betty from Guatemala raised $535 to help her beat malnutrition.

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

Photo of Betty post-operation

March 17, 2015

Betty received intensive nutritional therapy to combat malnutrition.

“Betty is doing great,” Betty’s doctors at Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) report. “For the first time in months, her height has started to pick up again. This change in her nutritional status is also reflected in increased activity, playfulness, and appetite. We are so happy to be involved in this early childhood intervention, which should help to guarantee that she goes on to develop more normally and reach her cognitive potential.”

WK adds, “Betty’s mom especially notices that she is happier, and plays more often! That sounds great to us, and we are happy to be involved! Thanks so much to all the Watsi donors who also believe in what we are doing to help turn around malnourished children.”

"Betty is doing great," Betty's doctors at Wuqu' Kawoq (WK) report. "For the first time in months, her height has started to pick up again. ...

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November 11, 2014

“Once Betty gets to know you she is extremely outgoing and makes everyone laugh,” says our Guatemalan partner Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). Betty is two-years-old and lives in Guatemala with her parents and three older sisters. WK tells us, “She loves to spend time with her older sisters, especially ‘playing kitchen’ and singing songs. She also likes to play with dolls in the afternoon.”

Right now, Betty is underweight and short for her age, which is causing her family to be concerned with her growth and nutrition. WK explains, “She’s suffered from a series of early childhood illnesses which put her behind and then her parents could not afford medical treatment to get her caught up.

Now, if she doesn’t get help, she is at high risk of permanent loss of her growth potential. Her dad does not have a regular job, and so food is tight. Betty usually has to skip meals or can only have porridges. Her diet is really lacking in protein and in vitamins.”

For $535, Betty will receive malnutrition treatment which includes food supplements, lab tests and medication. Betty’s parents tell WK that they hope she can “grow up to do well in school and hopefully to have a professional job.” Let’s help her get back on track so she can grow up healthy and make her parents proud!

“Once Betty gets to know you she is extremely outgoing and makes everyone laugh,” says our Guatemalan partner Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). Betty is two...

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Betty's Timeline

  • November 11, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Betty was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 17, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Betty 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.

  • November 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Betty's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Betty's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Betty. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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