Success! Leydi from Guatemala raised $512 to fund malnutrition treatment.

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Fully funded
Leydi's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2016.
  • Leydi's story
  • Leydi's update
November 23, 2016

Photo of Leydi post-operation

March 7, 2017

Leydi received successful malnutrition treatment.

Leydi is gaining weight and growing taller! Her mother reports that Leydi has more energy, as she is now crawling and trying to stand up ...

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Leydi's Timeline

  • November 23, 2016

    Leydi was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 24, 2016

    Leydi 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.

  • November 30, 2016

    Leydi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 24, 2016

    Leydi's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 7, 2017

    Leydi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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