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Success! Maria from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Maria
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  • $1,107 raised, $0 to go
$1,107
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2017.

Photo of Maria post-operation

March 9, 2017

Maria received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, María has been growing well. María’s mother says that she is happy to see her daughter grow because their family does not have the resources to buy formula. With continued treatment, we are confident that María will continue on this healthy trajectory.

María’s mother says, “I am grateful to the program. I have seen a great change in my daughter because of the support we are receiving.”

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, María has been growing well. María’s mother says that she is happy to see her daughter grow...

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February 1, 2017

Meet Maria, a baby girl from Guatemala. She is the sixth child in her family, and she is adored by her entire family.

Maria’s mother cannot produce breastmilk. Baby Maria often cries from hunger, and her mother uses warm sugar water to soothe her. However, a lack of nutrients means that Maria is not growing, her brain development is compromised, and she is malnourished. Without the appropriate nutrients and a treatment plan, Maria is at risk of long-term damage.

However, we can give Maria a chance to grow into a strong, healthy, and energetic baby by supporting her treatment plan. Maria will begin nutritional supplementation on February 2 at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Panajachel.

As part of her treatment, Maria’s mother will receive a supply of baby milk formula and other nutritional supplements. Nutritionists will also visit their home and teach Maria’s mother how to provide a nutritious diet for her daughter. A community health worker will monitor baby’s Maria’s growth and development.

With a limited income, Maria’s family cannot afford this treatment. To help Maria, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,107 in funding.

Maria’s mother wishes for her baby daughter to get healthier. She dreams for “her to be a good student and to have a stable job.”

Meet Maria, a baby girl from Guatemala. She is the sixth child in her family, and she is adored by her entire family. Maria's mother can...

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Maria's Timeline

  • February 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 02, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maria received treatment at Clinic Panajachel. 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.

  • March 09, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,107 for Maria's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$0
Other
$272

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