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Success! Gloria from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Gloria
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  • $1,107 raised, $0 to go
$1,107
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Fully funded
Gloria's treatment was fully funded on April 17, 2017.

Photo of Gloria post-operation

August 11, 2017

Gloria underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Gloria has been gaining weight and growing stronger. Gloria’s mother says that before her daughter entered into the nutrition program, she was not doing well, as she was often sick and she was not growing well. Now with the help of formula and nutrition education, Gloria is developing and growing healthily. With continued treatment we are confident that Gloria will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Gloria’s mother says, “I am very happy and grateful with God and the association. Thank you for the love that the association has for children and for supporting them.”

You may have noticed that this update was published a long time after this patient’s treatment date. We recently fixed a bug in our system that was causing a backup of some old updates, and we apologize for the delay!

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Gloria has been gaining weight and growing stronger. Gloria’s mother says that before her d...

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January 15, 2017

Gloria is seven months old and lives with her mother in rural Guatemala. She has malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. Malnutrition has left Gloria with a weakened immune system and little energy.

Recently, Gloria has not wanted to eat and gets sick often. If Gloria does not receive treatment, she will also face malnutrition’s long-term consequences, such as increased risk of chronic diseases, low IQ, and higher likelihood of dropping out of school.

Gloria’s mother says, “I want my daughter to get better soon, because she worries me a lot.”

Fortunately, Gloria will begin nutritional treatment on January 16. While her mother does all that she can to support Gloria’s health, she cannot afford treatment for her daughter’s malnutrition without outside help. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,107 to fund her care. Treatment will give Gloria’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets, and it will give Gloria a chance to grow healthily.

Gloria is seven months old and lives with her mother in rural Guatemala. She has malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consu...

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Gloria's Timeline

  • January 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gloria was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gloria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gloria 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.

  • April 17, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gloria's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 11, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gloria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,107 for Gloria's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$0
Other
$272

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