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

Helber
100%
  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Helber's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2017.

Photo of Helber post-operation

September 19, 2017

Helber underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Helber has been gaining weight and growing taller. Helber is an active, happy baby, and he has begun to eat more than he used to since entering the program. With continued treatment, we are confident that Helber will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Helber’s mother says, “I do all I can so that my son eats better. This support is of such a great help for our entire family in the long run. I hope that Helber recuperates well. Thank you for the home visits because I have learned a great deal about a healthy diet for my son.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Helber has been gaining weight and growing taller. Helber is an active, happy baby, and he has b...

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June 7, 2017

Helber is a six-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He is the sixth child in his family. He loves to play with his toy rattle, and eat his favorite food, eggs. Helber’s father supports their family by working as a day laborer, while his mother looks after the household.

Helber was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Helber has little energy to grow, and that his immune system is weak, leaving him vulnerable to diseases that could further compromise his growth. If left untreated, he may also face the long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ.

Concerned for his well-being, his mother took Helber to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 8, Helber will receive micronutrients and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach his mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $492 requested will cover all expenses of his continued treatment, allowing him to gain weight, strengthen his immune system, and catch up with other children his age.

Helber’s parents are grateful for all of the donors’ support!

Helber is a six-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He is the sixth child in his family. He loves to play with his toy rattle, and eat his fa...

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Helber's Timeline

  • June 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 09, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Helber received treatment at Clinic Tecpán.

  • June 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Helber's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Helber's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Helber's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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