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Success! Maria from Guatemala raised $1,461 for breast cancer treatment.

Maria
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  • $1,461 raised, $0 to go
$1,461
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2016.

Photo of Maria post-operation

October 19, 2016

Maria is undergoing successful breast cancer treatment.

Maria has been tolerating her chemotherapy very well. She has had some expected side effects–including nausea, headaches, and some swelling, but she always recovers with a couple days and our medical team is making sure that her pain is well-controlled during this process. Her tumor is decreasing in size, and the oncologists are confident that this treatment will greatly increase her life expectancy, and is likely to put her into remission. Maria is incredibly thrilled to be receiving this treatment, which she never though would be possible because of how expensive it is.

“It is difficult to have this hard disease, cancer is so scary, I often feel sad and alone, but then I think about all of you who have cared for me and who have helped me to get treatment and then I feel that I’m not alone,” Maria shared.

Maria has been tolerating her chemotherapy very well. She has had some expected side effects--including nausea, headaches, and some swelling...

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August 4, 2016

Maria, a 42-year-old woman from Guatemala, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She started to feel a mass in her breast a few months ago, right around when she started to lose a significant amount of weight. She has been feeling weak lately, making her both physically and emotionally fatigued. She says that he hardest part for her has been the pain in her chest and back, which has been making it hard for her to sleep at night.

Maria and her husband live with their two kids, Edgar and Juan in a remote indigenous Mayan community in the mountains of Guatemala. Her husband works as a day laborer, harvesting crops only when they is work available–leaving her and her family without a consistent income, living on at most on only a couple dollars per day. Maria stays at home and takes care of her two elementary-school aged children, cooks, and cleans–but lately she has not been able to get out of bed, leaving her family worried and sad.

Maria has been feeling depressed about the severity of her condition, but now that she has a treatment plan, she is thrilled and has regained her desire to live. She is excited to receive chemotherapy, interpretation, and transportation. She has been working with our staff to learn as much as she can about her condition, and is looking forward to improving and being able to continue to be there for her family.

Maria, a 42-year-old woman from Guatemala, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She started to feel a mass in her breast a few months ago,...

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Maria's Timeline

  • August 4, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maria was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • August 4, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maria received treatment at INCAN 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.

  • August 10, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Adult Chemotherapy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,461 for Maria's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$1,057
Supplies
$0
Travel
$164
Labs
$99
Other
$141

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