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Success! Miguel from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund nutritional supplementation.

Miguel
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Fully funded
Miguel's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2016.

Photo of Miguel post-operation

July 26, 2017

Miguel underwent nutritional supplementation.

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Miguel has been gaining weight and growing stronger. Miguel has grown so much that he has grown to a healthy weight for his age. Once he began treatment, Miguel did not fall sick as often as he had before. With continued treatment, we are confident that Miguel will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Miguel’s mother says, “I am grateful for the support you all have given us, and also for the advice on diet and food because before I was not giving my son the adequate quantity of food that he needed, but now he is growing well.”

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Miguel has been gaining weight and growing stronger. Miguel has grown so much that he has g...

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November 22, 2016

Miguel is a four-month-old baby from Guatemala. His mother cannot produce enough breastmilk to fill him up. As a result, Miguel is not gaining weight, and he is falling ill often.

This limited diet is insufficient and has dangerous implications for Miguel’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation and dehydration. Miguel’s brain development is compromised, and he is at risk of long-term damage. Fortunately, he will begin treatment on December 2.

Miguel lives with his family in rural Guatemala. He is the first child in his family. Miguel’s father works in agriculture, and his mother manages the household. They need help to fund this $1,107 treatment.

Miguel’s treatment will be simple and effective. He will receive formula, which will give him the protein, calories, and nutrients he needs to grow and develop. His mother will receive in-home nutrition education, so she will learn low-cost ways to prevent future cases of malnutrition. Miguel’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.

“Our dream for our son is that when he is big, he will be a great student,” say Miguel’s parents.

Miguel is a four-month-old baby from Guatemala. His mother cannot produce enough breastmilk to fill him up. As a result, Miguel is not gaini...

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Miguel's Timeline

  • November 22, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Miguel was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • December 05, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Miguel 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.

  • December 05, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Miguel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Miguel's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 26, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Miguel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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

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