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Alonso is a former construction worker from Guatemala who needs $1,166 to fund the purchase of a prosthetic leg.

Alonso
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August 9, 2017

Alonso is a 55-year-old man who lives with his wife and daughter in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Alonso’s leg had to be clinically amputated after he experienced complications related to diabetes. Alonso’s life changed drastically after he lost his leg, for he has difficulty walking and working. He now is in need of a prosthetic leg.

Before his leg was amputated, Alonso worked in construction. Now, in order to keep supporting his family, Alonso works in agriculture in the local countryside. Alonso provides his family’s only source of income, but he does not earn enough to cover the cost of a prosthetic leg.

Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, Alonso is scheduled to receive his $1,166 prosthetic leg on August 8. Receiving a prosthetic leg will change Alonso’s life. He hopes that receiving a prosthetic will allow him to find a different job so that he can support his wife and take care of their family better.

Alonso is a 55-year-old man who lives with his wife and daughter in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Alonso's leg had to be clinically amputated ...

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Alonso's Timeline

  • August 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 09, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alonso 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 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alonso's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Alonso's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Alonso is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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

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