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

Helber
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Helber's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2017.
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 08, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Helber was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Helber's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

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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