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Fredy from Guatemala raised $1,220 to treat malnutrition.

Fredy
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  • $1,220 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Fredy's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2015.

Photo of Fredy post-operation

July 1, 2015

Fredy received treatment for malnutrition.

“Fredy has been receiving formula supplementation for the past month, and his mother says she has noticed a large difference in her son’s growth and energy level,” reports his doctor at Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “He is about to turn six months and now, thanks to intensive nutrition education, his mother feels prepared to start introducing solid foods into his diet. This intervention prevented Fredy from devastating brain damage that would have caused him to loose developmental milestones and not reach his full mental potential.”

“He has been given the nutrition he needs to continually follow a positive growth curve, and thanks for Watsi donor support we believe Fredy has been given the opportunity to thrive,” continues WK.

“He used to cry all the time and I knew it was because he was hungry,” shares Fredy’s mother. “Now he sleeps well and is a happy little boy.”

"Fredy has been receiving formula supplementation for the past month, and his mother says she has noticed a large difference in her son’s gr...

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May 15, 2015

“My wish is for my son to grow equally to the other kids, to become big and to go to school,” shares Fredy’s mother.

One-year-old Fredy is from Guatemala, and is the youngest of seven brothers. “When work is available, Fredy’s dad heads to the mountains to tend to cornfields, or collect firewood to sell,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “Fredy’s mom did not realize she was pregnant again, and because of their poverty, she was not taking suffient care of her health. When Fredy was born a couple weeks early, he was so small his mom was very scared that he might die. Now, she is not producing enough milk to feed Fredy and she cannot afford formula as it is too expensive, and she has many mouths to feed in her family.”

“For a new born baby, access to maternal milk is critical,” continues WK. “If milk supply is poor, the baby will begin to lose weight. This almost immediately begins to have impact on potential brain development and, if it is not caught quickly and reversed, it can lead to death.”

For $1,220, we can treate Fredy for malnutrition and dehydration, and ensure that he develops normally.

“This treatment will save Fredy’s brain and his life,” WK adds. “It will promote normal growth of the brain, and guarantee he has a chance to lead normal and highly functional life at his full potential.”

"My wish is for my son to grow equally to the other kids, to become big and to go to school," shares Fredy's mother. One-year-old Fredy ...

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Fredy's Timeline

  • May 15, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Fredy was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • May 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fredy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fredy's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fredy 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.

  • July 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Fredy. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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