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Success! Marcos from Guatemala raised $1,430 for colon cancer treatment.

Marcos
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  • $1,430 raised, $0 to go
$1,430
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Fully funded
Marcos's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2015.

Photo of Marcos post-operation

February 9, 2016

Marcos received treatment for colon cancer.

“Marcos has completed chemotherapy treatment, and also got some financial support from family and friends to afford simultaneous radiation therapy,” reports his doctor at Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “The treatment was extremely successful and he is now cancer free. He is waiting on a few more tests to determine how often he should see a physician for a check-up, but for now his cancer is in remission and he can get back to focusing on his life and family.”

“He will be able to go back to school and complete his degree in architecture, as well as start to work again to support his parents and siblings,” continues WK. “Marcos has a bright future ahead, and if his cancer re-emerges, WK will be here to help him financially, administratively, and emotionally through the process of receiving further care.”

“I am so thankful for what you have done for me,” shares Marcos. “You have saved my life. Thank you so much.”

"Marcos has completed chemotherapy treatment, and also got some financial support from family and friends to afford simultaneous radiation t...

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December 17, 2015

Marcos is a 28-year-old man from a village in Guatemala who is focused on gaining an education. After he graduated high school, he went on to college to study architecture.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) shares that Marcos has had to stop pursuing his bachelor’s degree due to a recent diagnosis of colon cancer. Following this news, “his family pulled all of the money to afford treatment. They sacrificed their savings and any other money they could spare, and Marcos started chemotherapy,” WK explains.

Despite their pooled resources, their money ran out after a couple of months of treatment. “He is extremely smart and driven,” WK continues, “and his dream before he was diagnosed was to study as hard as he could to get a good job and be able to support his parents.” Marcos hopes that receiving necessary treatment for his cancer gives him the chance to keep working towards that dream.

“I want to live,” Marcos shares. “I want to be there for my parents and my siblings. I will fight for that and do whatever it takes.”

$1,430 covers the cost of chemotherapy to help Marcos to continue his fight against cancer.

“His family’s sacrifice when they struggled to pay for his treatment and used all of their savings, will not have been for nothing,” WK shares, “and Marcos will gain years to his life that he can spend finishing his studies and supporting his family.”

Marcos is a 28-year-old man from a village in Guatemala who is focused on gaining an education. After he graduated high school, he went on t...

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Marcos's Timeline

  • December 17, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Marcos was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • December 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marcos received treatment at INCAN in Guatemala. 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 31, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marcos's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marcos's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marcos's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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