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Mariano from Guatemala raised $450 to treat severe diabetes.

Mariano
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  • $450 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Mariano's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2015.

Photo of Mariano post-operation

May 18, 2015

Mariano received treatment for severe diabetes.

“Mariano is doing amazingly well, and this is a life saved,” reports his doctor at our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. “As donors will recall, he was suffering from severe, decompensated diabetes, in and out of the hospital with dehydration and attacks of high blood sugar. Now, with medication and regular nurse visits to the home by our team, he is stabilized, and feeling well. He’s able to work again, and is enjoying spending time with his family.”

“Thank you for helping me with such a bad disease,” shares Mariano. “I was losing hope, but I feel well again.”

"Mariano is doing amazingly well, and this is a life saved," reports his doctor at our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq. "As donors will recall,...

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February 12, 2015

Meet Mariano, a 60-year-old father of eight living in Guatemala with his wife. Mariano used to work as a health promoter in his rural farming community, until his condition worsened and kept him from working.

Mariano has severe diabetes, a long-term condition characterized by high blood sugar. This high blood sugar results from two possible sources - either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body doesn’t properly respond to insulin. “Because of severe diabetes-related symptoms, blurred vision, fatigue and dizziness, [Mariano] has been unable to work,” our medical partners at Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) explain. “He’s had three hospitalizations for severe high blood glucose in the last few months. He can’t afford the medicine, and without urgent intervention he is in danger of dying from this condition.”

“I want to feel well, I want to spend time with my family, I want to watch my grandchildren grow up,” Mariano tells us. For $450, we can fund the treatment Mariano needs for his acute diabetes. His doctors at WK expect that the treatment will result in “resolved severe high blood sugars, prevention of hospitalization and death, [and the] ability to spend time with his family.” Let’s come together to make this happen for Mariano!

Meet Mariano, a 60-year-old father of eight living in Guatemala with his wife. Mariano used to work as a health promoter in his rural farmin...

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Mariano's Timeline

  • February 12, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mariano was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • February 23, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mariano received treatment. 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 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mariano's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mariano's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mariano. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. She was taken to the nearest health facility but could not get treatment due to the severity of the condition. She spent some days at home as she was unable to afford medical care. She was in great pain, could not walk and had difficulties sitting or lying in bed. Fortunately, Siphilina went to Kapsowar hospital whereupon diagnosis, she had an ORIF surgery recommended. The surgery will relieve her of the pain, reduce the chances of ambulation problems and further closed fracture complications. Siphilina, a humble millet farmer lives with her daughter and three grandchildren in the village. She lost her husband years ago. Her only source of income is from subsistence farming which has very low-income yields. This limits her ability to raise the required hospital fee for the surgery. Siphilina appeals for help to be able to meet the cost of surgery.  Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 30th, Siphilina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, fix the fracture reducing chances of further complications on her left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Siphilina says, “I want to be able to walk sit and even feed by myself like other people.”

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