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Vitalina is a grandmother from Guatemala who needs $1,166 to fund a prosthetic leg.

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August 9, 2017

Vitalina is a 47-year-old widow who lives with one of her granddaughters in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Vitalina sustained an accident in which she fell into a steep ravine. She severely injured her leg, and it had to be amputated. Since then, Vitalina’s life has changed drastically—she can no longer work, and completing everyday tasks is a challenge.

Since she is unable to work, she is dependent upon her eldest son. Without a steady source of income, Vitalina cannot cover the cost of a prosthetic leg.

Receiving a prosthetic leg will change Vitalina’s life. She hopes that receiving a prosthetic will allow her to find a job so that she can support herself and her granddaughter.

On August 9, Vitalina will be fitted for a prosthetic leg. Now she is requesting financial support to cover her $1,166 treatment costs.

“I am grateful to enter this program and receive a prosthetic leg. I will work very hard doing my physical therapies so that I can do more things,” shares Vitalina.

Vitalina is a 47-year-old widow who lives with one of her granddaughters in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Vitalina sustained an accident in wh...

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Vitalina's Timeline

  • August 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 09, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vitalina 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.

  • August 29, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vitalina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Vitalina's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Vitalina is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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Petronilla

Petronilla is a 52-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis. When she was 27 years old, Petronilla began to have pains in her hands and arms, so she consulted with a doctor at a local health center, who diagnosed her with arthritis. Since then, Petronilla's condition has worsened over time. Petronilla has severe pain and swelling in her joints and extremities every day. This pain prevents her from doing the things she enjoys and carrying out her daily activities, such as braiding her hair and washing her family’s clothing. Petronilla lives with her husband and five children in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Petronilla's first and most beloved profession was weaving and embroidering traditional indigenous women’s clothing. Because of the effects of arthritis, however, Petronilla has given up that work. She now owns a shop, where she and her daughter prepare and sell homemade tortillas. Though Petronilla’s arthritis continues to worsen, she and her family do not have the economic resources to purchase the medications that would help her. This treatment will provide Petronilla with the medications she needs to manage her arthritis. She will no longer have pain while completing her daily tasks. With her arthritis under control, she will be able to live her life without pain and continue to support her family and live happily. Petronilla says, “More than anything I want the pain to go away. I want to be able to wash clothing again, to weave and embroider again. I hope that this treatment will help me be able to do the things I love.” Our medical partner is requesting $629 to fund Petronilla's travel, lab testing, and medication. She is scheduled to begin treatment on August 7.

23% funded

23%funded
$145raised
$484to go

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