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Jaime from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Jaime
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jaime's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2015.

Photo of Jaime post-operation

November 4, 2015

Jaime began treatment for acute malnutrition.

“Since starting the program, Jaime has been showing changes in his health. His height has increased a little and his mother says that he is a lot calmer now. His mother reports that he is playing more often with neighbors and his appetite is increasing,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

“His mother has been applying what she learns during class to Jaime’s diet and meal frequency and we believe with continued intervention, his health will continue to improve,” WK adds. “His immune system is strengthening and he has not been ill in over two weeks. We believe if he continues on his current trajectory his health will continue to improve, and he will avoid the long term effects of malnutrition.”

Jaime’s mother says, “ I am so thankful for your help, I can see the difference. Thank you.”

"Since starting the program, Jaime has been showing changes in his health. His height has increased a little and his mother says that he is ...

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September 8, 2015

At 14-months-old, Jaime “loves to play with his brother and sister,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “His sister loves to put him their little hammock and swing him back and forth.” The youngest of four children, Jaime lives with his family in a village in Guatemala.

After his mother noticed that he was not growing well, Jaime was brought to WK’s clinic. They diagnosed him with acute malnutrition, a condition that results from a nutrient deficiency over an extended period.

Children with malnutrition face the possibility of stunted mental and physical development, setting limitations later in life. With treatment, “Jaime will avoid the long term effects of malnutrition and develop the ability to concentrate and eventually succeed in school,” WK says.

WK explains, “Jaime’s mom weaves blouses, while his dad is a day worker in the next village over.” With their income, they are unable to pay the expenses for Jaime’s treatment.

With $535, Jaime will undergo a three-month micronutrient support program to treat his malnutrition. During this period, Jaime’s nutrient levels will be gradually restored through food supplements.

Jaime’s mother will work with a nutritionist to receive an intensive course on healthy eating. WK states that this program, “will give [Jaime’s mother] the background to better provide healthy, nutrient-dense options for her children.”

Jaime’s mother shares, “It is so good that you want to help my baby.”

At 14-months-old, Jaime “loves to play with his brother and sister," says our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK). "His sister loves to put hi...

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Jaime's Timeline

  • September 8, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jaime was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • September 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jaime 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.

  • September 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jaime's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jaime's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 4, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jaime. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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