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

Vitalina
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  • $1,166 raised, $0 to go
$1,166
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Vitalina's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Vitalina post-operation

August 30, 2017

Vitalina received a prosthetic leg.

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

Vitalina says, “I thank you for this support. I am so happy to have this prosthetic with me. I will make my best effort to be able to walk with it. I am happy and grateful.”

Vitalina has received a prosthetic leg, which was built with a mold made just for her. Now that she has two legs again, Vitalina can do a mu...

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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
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vitalina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vitalina's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 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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