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Success! Hilda from Guatemala raised $437 to fund treatment for malnutrition.

Hilda
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  • $437 raised, $0 to go
$437
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hilda's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Hilda post-operation

April 10, 2017

Hilda received successful malnutrition treatment.

Hilda’s progress has been slow, but she is growing taller and has gained weight. She has not gotten sick as often as she did before beginning treatment. With continued treatment, Hilda will continue to get stronger and healthier.

Hilda’s mother says, “Thank you for the help my daughter is receiving from you all. Now she does not get sick so frequently. She is getting better little by little. She always gets to playing, and also asks for her food every time she gets sick. And that makes me happy.”

Hilda's progress has been slow, but she is growing taller and has gained weight. She has not gotten sick as often as she did before beginnin...

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January 12, 2017

Hilda is a 17-month-old baby girl who loves playing with her toy pig and running around with her older siblings. Her mother takes care of the household, and her father works as a day laborer.

Hilda is experiencing symptoms of malnutrition, a condition that results from consuming too few calories and nutrients. Hilda has little energy to grow and gets sick frequently. Malnutrition places Hilda at risk of chronic illnesses and low IQ.

Fortunately, malnutrition is highly treatable, and Hilda will receive treatment on January 12. Treatment involves growth monitoring, nutrient supplementation, and family nutrition education. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $437 to help fund treatment.

Hilda’s mother is very thankful for everyone’s help. She says, “We don’t have the resources to keep giving treatment to my daughter. It pains me to see her sick, because she does not play anymore, and in the health center they told me she has not grown. I am thankful for the help my daughter will receive from you all. God bless you.”

Hilda is a 17-month-old baby girl who loves playing with her toy pig and running around with her older siblings. Her mother takes care of th...

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Hilda's Timeline

  • January 12, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hilda was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • January 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hilda received treatment at Clinic Miller in Guatemala. 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.

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hilda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hilda's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hilda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $437 for Hilda's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$0
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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Gebreegziabher

Gebreegziabher is a brave, young, and fun boy who loves to hangout with his friends. He loves to play chase and other games with his friends and brothers. He has five siblings and shared with us that he loves goats! Gebreegziabher never went to school because of his condition. He is a shepherd and helps to keep the sheep and goats of his parents. Because of his condition, he has endured bullying, but he continues to be brave and his dad shared: “He is so strong despite his sickness. When others pick on him and speak bad things about him and things related to his disease he even gets in to fights.” Gebreegziabher's mom and dad counsel him and comfort him and help him to bring out self-confidence and strength. His dad and his mom are farmers and his mom takes care of all the household chores. Dad said: “Our area is dry. We work hard and farm but the harvest is poor with lack of rain. We purchase food because our harvest is not enough to support the family.” They also raise animals to support themselves. The community survives with the dry land and the scarcity of food by donations from the government and NGOs. But the past two years they couldn’t get the donation since they are in the war zone. For these reasons they can’t afford the medical bill for their son. Gebreegziabher was born with congenital anomaly called bladder extrophy. That is an abnormally where the bladder is open to air. Given the pain and risk of infection, he just ties clothes around the wound. His mom is very much worried and concerned because of his condition. She shared that she has excluded herself from the community for years in taking care of him and raises him and recalls that when growing up, he would sit faraway from others and boys in his age. They keep up hope for better days ahead and are a loving family who support each other the best they can. His Dad said: “He learned to exclude himself from others growing up. We are sad as a family because of his condition. The neighbor insults us, discriminate us and we feel so sad about this. We couldn’t tell what will happen to him. And we bring him to God always.”

63% funded

63%funded
$954raised
$546to go

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