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Keyner from Guatemala raised $1,220 to build his immune system and prevent infection.

Keyner
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  • $1,220 raised, $0 to go
$1,220
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$0
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Fully funded
Keyner's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2015.

Photo of Keyner post-operation

July 28, 2015

Keyner received treatment to build his immune system and prevent infection.

“Keyner has received the formula support he needed to recoup his weight and height,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. “His mother has been involved in intensive nutrition education and now not only understands the importance of supplying formula in sufficient quantity, but what solid foods she can begin introducing into his diet. At 7.5 months Keyner has jumped a standard deviation in his weight and is following a positive upward height growth curve. He has more energy and his immune system is strengthening. His diarrhea has subsided, and he no longer struggles from a fever or vomiting. We believe this little boy is now on the road to recovery.”

“We must never lose hope for our children. We must keep knocking on doors until someone opens one for us,” Keyner’s mother shares.

"Keyner has received the formula support he needed to recoup his weight and height," shares our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq. "His mother ha...

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June 16, 2015

“Keyner is a happy baby. He loves to play with his neighbors and cousins. The other kids enjoy having him around, and often times call him hermanito (‘little brother’) even if they are unrelated to him,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

This baby brother to all is Keyner, a six-month-old boy from Guatemala. Shortly after his birth, Keyner’s father left his family. Keyner lives with his mother, who has been unable to breastfeed due to lactation failure.

Keyner has been subsiding on “atol, typically consisting of boiled water and pulverized corn,” says WK. “However, without the immune resistance from him mother’s breast milk, Keyner’s immune system has become extremely weak. He was admitted to the hospital for 15 days due to a high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. He is rapidly losing weight and in constant need of medical attention.”

Thankfully, lactation failure is easily solved. With $1,220, WK will provide “nutrition education, formula supplementation, and deworming medication” for Keyner and his mother.

“His diarrhea due to a parasitic infection will stop, he will recoup previously lost weight, and his immune system will strengthen,” WK adds.

“I want my child to be able to study and become a professional… not like me. I have never studied, and now I cannot get a job to support us,” shares Keyner’s mother. “I want to see my baby grown, to see him smiling and walking. Above all I want to be the one to bring up my son.”

“Keyner is a happy baby. He loves to play with his neighbors and cousins. The other kids enjoy having him around, and often times call him h...

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Keyner's Timeline

  • June 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Keyner was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 17, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keyner's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keyner's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Keyner 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.

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Keyner. Read the update.

Funded by 47 donors

Funded by 47 donors

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