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Success! Edgar from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Edgar
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Edgar's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2017.

Photo of Edgar post-operation

August 24, 2017

Edgar underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Edgar has been gaining weight and growing taller. Edgar’s mother says that she is contented because through participating in the program she has realized that it is possible for a child who has fallen into malnutrition to develop well. With continued treatment, we are confident that Edgar will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Edgar’s mother says, “Thank you for this support that you are bringing us. With our lack of resources I could not feed my son well, but thanks to you all he is getting better.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Edgar has been gaining weight and growing taller. Edgar’s mother says that she is contented beca...

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June 8, 2017

Edgar is a 13-month-old baby boy from the rural highlands of Guatemala. He is a friendly child who enjoys playing with his toy ball. Edgar also loves munching on watermelons and mango if they are available. Edgar’s mother weaves and sells traditional Mayan textiles to support the family.

Edgar is experiencing symptoms of malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too few calories and nutrients. In the short term, this means that Edgar has little energy to grow, and he also gets sick more often than other children. The long-term consequences of malnutrition include increased risk of chronic diseases and delayed development.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to fund treatment for Edgar. On June 22, Edgar will begin routine growth monitoring and nutrient supplementation. Local health workers will also teach Edgar’s parents about nutrition. These interventions will ensure Edgar grows up strong and healthy.

Edgar’s mother says, “I am very grateful and happy with the program and the donors for the support that we will receive, because it will be of great help to us. I believe that this support will help me greatly to better my son’s health.”

Edgar is a 13-month-old baby boy from the rural highlands of Guatemala. He is a friendly child who enjoys playing with his toy ball. Edgar a...

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Edgar's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Edgar was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Edgar received treatment at Clinic Tecpán. 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 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Edgar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Edgar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 13, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Edgar's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Edgar's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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