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

Lesly
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lesly's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Lesly post-operation

July 7, 2017

Lesly received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Lesly has been gaining weight and growing taller. Before entering into the program, Lesly’s mother worried because her daughter was not recovering her health. Now, however, she is happy because she has learned a lot in the nutrition classes and sees her daughter is bettering in her growth and development. With continued treatment, we are confident that Lesly will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Lesly’s mother says, “I am very grateful to the organization and the donors for the effort you have made so that Lesly can recover.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Lesly has been gaining weight and growing taller. Before entering into the program, Lesly’s moth...

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April 21, 2017

Lesly is a friendly 23-month-old toddler from Guatemala. She loves to play with her aunt, who takes care of her every day. Her favorite foods are watermelon, refried beans, and rice. Lesly’s father works as a day laborer, and her mother takes care of the household.

Lesly was diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. Beginning on April 27, Lesly will be monitored at Clinic Tecpán, our medical partner’s care center. There, she will receive nutritional supplements and micronutrients to help her recover.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to cover the cost of Lesly’s treatment. Funds will also go towards an educational program that will teach her mother how to create a nutrient-rich diet using limited resources.

“I am very thankful to the organization for the effort they make with children,” says Lesly’s mother.

Lesly is a friendly 23-month-old toddler from Guatemala. She loves to play with her aunt, who takes care of her every day. Her favorite food...

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Lesly's Timeline

  • April 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lesly was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • April 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lesly received treatment at Clinic Tecpán 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 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lesly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lesly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lesly's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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Saw Kyaw

Saw Kyaw is a 25-year-old man living in Thailand. He currently lives with his older sister, younger sister, mother and her niece. He moved from Burma to Thailand for job opportunities three years ago. He was working in a shop and was able to support two younger siblings who are studying in Karen State in Burma. Around the end of July, he was playing football with friends when he slipped trying to kick the ball. His lower right leg was very painful, but he was still able to bear weight lightly on that leg. At the time, Saw Kyaw didn’t have health insurance, so he went to a clinic instead of the hospital. There they examined his leg, gave him some medication for the pain and advised him to go to the hospital for an X-ray if the pain persisted. Saw Kyaw rested for two days and then went back to work. That day at work, Saw Kyaw was carrying a heavy load when he slipped again. This time, the pain was severe, and he was unable to stand on his right leg. He went to a hospital in Bangkok where they X-rayed his lower right leg and told him that the tibia was fractured. The doctor recommended surgery where they would use a metal rod to connect the bones and set them in the correct position to heal. Saw Kyaw was told that the surgery would cost between 40,000 to 50,000 baht (approx. 1,330- 1,660 USD). He told them that he did not have insurance and was unable to afford the surgery, so they gave him pain medication and bandaged up his leg. He returned to the hospital three times and each time the doctor recommended surgery, but Kyaw was unable to figure out how he could get that kind of money. His employer was not helpful and refused to assist with the cost of the surgery. Since Saw Kyaw didn’t have the money, he decided to just rest and see whether the bones would heal on their own. Saw Kyaw recalled that he had fractured his femur when he was young, and he had used a traditional medicated oil to help heal the injury. He hoped that he could use this on his new fracture. But now he cannot walk properly and cannot work since his accident. He is stressed about his condition and his future. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Saw Kyaw will finally undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for December 7th and will cost $1,500. He will able to go back to work after surgery Saw Kyaw said, “I would like to go back to Bangkok and find work again so I can go back to helping my family; my siblings who are studying in Burma, and also my mother who is getting older. I also want to save some money for my future. I will not work at the same place though as they have not been kind or caring since I had the accident.”

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