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Success! Ana from Guatemala raised $1,016 for life-saving malnutrition treatment.

Ana
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Fully funded
Ana's treatment was fully funded on May 4, 2016.

Photo of Ana post-operation

September 17, 2016

Ana received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since Ana’s condition was so severe, we provided her with a small amount of formula that her mother could use until our nutritionist could evaluate her case and create a custom nutritional plan and formally begin treatment. Ana is now improving greatly–she has not gotten sick since beginning treatment, and she is growing like a child her age should be. With the support she and her mother will receive in the coming months, Ana will continue to live a healthy childhood, and her mother will have the skills to prevent future cases of malnutrition in her and her siblings.

“I feel happy because my daughter is getting a lot better, thanks to the help that you all are giving her,” Ana’s mother shared. “I want to see my daughter grow healthy like she has been. May God bless you for the support you have given my daughter.”

Since Ana's condition was so severe, we provided her with a small amount of formula that her mother could use until our nutritionist could e...

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April 21, 2016

At one-month-old, Ana is the youngest of eight children. Her father works as a laborer harvesting coffee in their native Guatemala, and “does not make enough money to even buy basic foods for his family, let alone expensive infant formula,” explains our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

Ana’s mother cannot produce breastmilk, and because the family is unable to afford formula, Ana is now acutely malnourished. “Her life is in danger if she does not receive formula,” explains WK.

Ana’s hunger causes her to cry frequently, and she frequently has diarrhea, a common symptom of malnutrition. “In the long term,” WK explains, “she could face permanent brain damage, have developmental delays, and have stunted growth if she does not receive treatment.”

For $1016, we can fund a multi-pronged treatment plan that will restore her health. “Ana’s mother will receive deliveries of formula every week for a year, and will have in-home motivational nutrition classes to teach her about what Ana needs to be healthy,” WK reports. “This treatment will help Ana grow, strengthen her immune system, and help her avoid life-threatening seizures and diarrhea.”

Ana’s mother is optimistic about Ana’s future. “Now that we can receive your help, we are sure that our daughter will be able to grow healthy. We hope that she will be a very intelligent girl and will become a professional.”

At one-month-old, Ana is the youngest of eight children. Her father works as a laborer harvesting coffee in their native Guatemala, and “doe...

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Ana's Timeline

  • April 21, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ana was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • May 2, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ana 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.

  • May 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ana's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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