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Success! Nery from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Nery
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nery's treatment was fully funded on November 16, 2017.

Photo of Nery post-operation

August 24, 2017

Nery underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Nery has been gaining weight and growing taller. Nery’s mother says that before entering the program she did not realize that her son had fallen into malnutrition, but she is putting forth her best effort to better Nery’s health. With continued treatment, we are confident that Nery will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Nery’s mother says, “I am very grateful to the organization and the donors for the effort you have made to help children in this community, and especially in Nery’s life.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Nery has been gaining weight and growing taller. Nery’s mother says that before entering the pro...

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June 8, 2017

Nery is a 16-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He enjoys eating rice and beans, and playing with his sister. Nery’s parents work hard to support their family. His father works as a day laborer, and his mother takes care of their household and weaves traditional Mayan textiles.

Nery was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Nery has little energy to grow, and that his immune system is weak, leaving him vulnerable to diseases that further compromise his growth. He may also face long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ.

Concerned for his well-being, his mother took Nery to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 22, Nery will receive micronutrients and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach his mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $492 requested will cover all expenses of his continued treatment, allowing him to gain weight, strengthen his immune system, and catch up with other children his age.

Nery’s mother says, “I am grateful to the program because I am very concerned about my child not gaining weight.”

Nery is a 16-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He enjoys eating rice and beans, and playing with his sister. Nery's parents work hard to su...

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Nery's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nery was submitted by Ana Lopez, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nery's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nery received treatment at Clinic Tecpán.

  • August 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nery's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 16, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nery's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Nery's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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Emmanuel is an eleven-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the second-to-youngest, with three older siblings and one younger sibling. Emmanuel’s father is a plumber and his mother sells vegetables from her garden. He enjoys studying Swahili, English, and science when he is able to attend school. One of Emanuel's favorite things to do is play football with his friends. When Emmanuel began third grade, he developed an abscess on his left hip. His parents thought it was a boil and so they emptied it. The wound healed well, but Emmanuel soon began experiencing pain in his left leg. Within a short time, he was unable to walk to school and his entire leg began to swell. An operation to drain excess fluid left him unable to move his ankle and produced two openings on his foot that continuously drain pus. His parents brought him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with severe, chronic osteomyelitis—a serious bone infection—which unfortunately cannot be treated with a simple operation and antibiotics. In order to save the rest of his leg, Emmanuel's foot will need to be amputated. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,035 to fund Emmanuel's operation. He is scheduled for surgery on October 20 at our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. After treatment, Emmanuel will be able to heal and eventually regain use of his leg with a foot prosthetic. He will be able to return to playing football on foot instead of in a wheelchair and will be able to walk to school with ease. "I would like to become a pastor like my uncle when I grow up," Emmanuel says.

46% funded

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$480raised
$555to go

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