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

Cristian
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Cristian's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Cristian post-operation

August 29, 2017

Cristian underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Cristian has been gaining weight and growing taller. Cristian’s mother says that since entering the program she has seen improvements in her son’s development, as he is happier and more playful. With continued treatment, we are confident that Cristian will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Cristian’s mother says, “I am very grateful to be in the program, for it is a great help. Thank you very much.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Cristian has been gaining weight and growing taller. Cristian’s mother says that since entering ...

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June 8, 2017

Cristian is a 15-month-old from Guatemala. He loves to play with his favorite toy car and eat his favorite foods, which are beans and bananas. Cristian is currently underweight and small for his age. He has malnutrition, a condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Cristian has little energy to grow and that his immune system is weak, leaving him vulnerable to illness. However, malnutrition is very treatable.

On June 22, Cristian will begin treatment that includes growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $492 to help fund the treatment so that Cristian will gain weight, his immune system will grow stronger, and community health workers will teach his mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources. The treatment will give Cristian’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets, and it will give Cristian a chance to grow healthily. Treatment will give him an opportunity to play, grow, and participate in his family’s lives supported by a healthy brain and body.

Cristian’s mother says, “I am very grateful to enter into the program because I know it will benefit my son greatly. I hope for my son to recover.”

Cristian is a 15-month-old from Guatemala. He loves to play with his favorite toy car and eat his favorite foods, which are beans and banana...

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Cristian's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cristian 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.

  • August 11, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cristian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cristian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cristian's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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