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Pedro from Guatemala raised $650 to get healthy.

Pedro
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  • $650 raised, $0 to go
$650
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pedro's treatment was fully funded on April 18, 2013.

Photo of Pedro post-operation

Pedro received a prosthetic arm.

“Within 5 minutes of fitting Pedro with his new prosthetic arm, he was doing amazing things that often take older amputees weeks to months to master,” Pedro’s doctor writes. “This will totally transform Pedro’s life by permitting him to perform better in school and at home with basic activities. There’s nothing quite like being born without an arm and then, suddenly, after more than a decade, having one!”

"Within 5 minutes of fitting Pedro with his new prosthetic arm, he was doing amazing things that often take older amputees weeks to months t...

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Pedro is a bright 13-year-old boy who lives in an extremely remote community in Guatemala. He speaks Chuj, a Mayan language, and not much Spanish. Because of lack of access to medical care in the area, he has never seen a doctor before.

Pedro was born without a right arm. The fingers on his left hand are also malformed. This combination makes any sort of basic activity difficult for Pedro. He’s managed to stay in school through middle school by teaching himself how to write with his left hand. But dressing himself, performing chores, and eating are all constant challenges.

$650 pays for Pedro’s prosthetic device. This will help him become self-sufficient and continue school, totally transforming his life.

Pedro is a bright 13-year-old boy who lives in an extremely remote community in Guatemala. He speaks Chuj, a Mayan language, and not much Sp...

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Pedro's Timeline

  • April 17, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pedro's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pedro's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pedro. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Linn

Linn is a 24-year-old seventh grader from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandmother, an uncle and three younger sisters in Myawaddy Township, Karen State. Among her family, only her father and her mother work. Her uncle stays home and looks after her grandmother and her youngest sister, while her two other sisters go to school. To support their family, Linn’s parents work as day labourers. About six months ago, while she was studying at school, Linn started to experience dizziness and severe headaches. When she looked at the blackboard and her notebook, she had blurry double vision. However, she did not say anything to the teacher as she is new at the school and she was afraid of the teacher. When her friends found out what was happening to her, they wanted to tell the teacher, but Linn forbid them from doing so. After a month of struggling with this problem, Linn finally told her mother. She had kept it from her as she knew about their financial difficulties and she did not want to become a burden. Linn's parents took her to an eyeglass shop in Myawaddy. There, they examine her eyesight, told Linn that she does not need eyeglasses and urged her to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) in Thailand. Doctors want Linn to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Linn's CT scan and care, scheduled for September 2nd. As for Linn, she enjoys studying a lot. She said, “English and mathematics are my favorite subjects. I’m also interested in karate as self-defense course and I want to learn it. But, when I have time, I have to help out with household chores. I also have to set aside time to studying.”

50% funded

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$210raised
$204to go

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