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Success! Hilario from Guatemala raised $552 to buy glasses.

Hilario
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  • $552 raised, $0 to go
$552
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hilario's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2017.

Photo of Hilario post-operation

April 10, 2017

Hilario now owns a life-changing pair of glasses.

Before consulting with an ophthalmologist and receiving glasses, Hilario’s poor vision caused him great difficulty in completing daily tasks and taking care of his family. Without a stable source of income, Hilario could not afford glasses. But now, thanks to your generous funding through Watsi, Hilario has a pair of glasses that have helped him in all aspects of his life.

“I am grateful for all the support I have received because I could not buy glasses for myself,” says Hilario. “These glasses have helped me greatly in my work and my daily life, and I use them every single day.”

Before consulting with an ophthalmologist and receiving glasses, Hilario’s poor vision caused him great difficulty in completing daily tasks...

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December 5, 2016

Hilario is a 23-year-old man from Guatemala. He works as a shoemaker in a local workshop to support his young children, wife, and grandfather. He lives with his family in a cinderblock house with a tin roof and a dirt floor.

Hilario’s loves to play soccer and go to church. Recently, however, his vision began to worsen. He could no longer play soccer, and he worried that he would become unable to work.

In October 2016, Watsi donors funded Hilario’s cataract surgery. However, when Hilario arrived for his scheduled surgery, his doctor realized that he did not have cataracts. He simply needed glasses to correct his poor eyesight.

On December 5, Hilario received a new pair of glasses. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $552 to pay for Hilario’s transportation from his rural village, his evaluation by an ophthalmologist and an optometrist, a custom pair of glasses, and follow-up care to adjust and correct his glasses.

“I need glasses to help improve my vision because I cannot recognize people or things from far away, which makes it hard to work and even go out and walk on my own,” says Hilario. “I appreciate the support because I don’t have the resources to buy glasses.”

Hilario is a 23-year-old man from Guatemala. He works as a shoemaker in a local workshop to support his young children, wife, and grandfathe...

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Hilario's Timeline

  • December 5, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hilario was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • December 05, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hilario received treatment at Intituto Panamericano. 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.

  • December 12, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hilario's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hilario's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hilario's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Strabismus Correction - Non-Surgical
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $552 for Hilario's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$54
Medication
$115
Supplies
$131
Travel
$67
Labs
$91
Other
$94

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