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Anastacia
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Anastacia's treatment was fully funded on January 21, 2013.

Anastacia is a 45-year-old woman who suffers from a cystocele, a condition that occurs when the muscles that hold the bladder in place begin to fail after giving birth. Anastacia’s condition causes her constant pelvic pain and makes it difficult for her to live a normal life, but because of other medical issues, doctors at Wuqu’ Kawoq say she is not a good candidate for surgery right now.

Luckily, Anastacia’s doctors have a safe and effective alternative to surgery. They can fit Anastacia with a small device called a pessary that they believe will relieve her symptoms.

Anastacia comes from an area of Guatemala where nearly 75% of the population live in poverty. On top of that, Guatemala’s public health expenditure is among the lowest in the Americas (around 1% of GDP). Anastacia lives with her husband and children in a small rural community where they farm their own land and grow their own food. Anastacia told her doctors she hopes she can get the treatment she needs to work in the fields more comfortably.

Anastacia is a 45-year-old woman who suffers from a cystocele, a condition that occurs when the muscles that hold the bladder in place begin...

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Anastacia's Timeline

  • January 20, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anastacia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anastacia's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Anastacia's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

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Raihana

Raihana’s mother says, “I am grateful, hopeful and thankful, for I believe my child will receive the surgery she needs to be well. Thank you all so much.” This is Raihana, a three-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the last born in a family of four kids. She has started kindergarten, and is so excited to go to school every day—except for the days when her legs cause her pain. When Raihana turned one year old, her parents noticed that her legs were not straight. They took her to different local hospitals, where they were given vitamins. As Raihana grew up she began to experience pain and difficulty walking. When walking even a short distance, she would have to sit down frequently. Raihana was eventually diagnosed with windswept deformity, meaning her right leg is bent outward and her left leg is bent inward. If Raihan is not treated, walking will be an ordeal for her for the rest of her life. She might even have to drop out of school permanently. Raihana’s parents—a stay-at-home mother and a small businessman—cannot afford to pay for the corrective surgery that she needs. But for $838, we can help. Reaching this fundraising goal will allow us to sponsor Raihana's operation on September 8, as well as her hospital stay, lab tests, and three months at a physical rehabilitation center after the procedure. Let’s help Raihana stay excited about kindergarten—and all of the education that the future holds for her—by making sure she can walk to and from school comfortably.

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