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Erick from Guatemala raised $1,162 to fund nutrition treatment.

Erick
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  • $1,162 raised, $0 to go
$1,162
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Erick's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2017.
February 20, 2018

Erick sadly and unexpectedly passed away during treatment.

We are deeply saddened to report that Erick’s health declined while he was in our medical partner’s program. He received three months of treatment, but in the course of treatment, Erick had to be interned due to insufficient nutritional intake and passed away.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Erick and his family.

We are deeply saddened to report that Erick's health declined while he was in our medical partner's program. He received three months of tre...

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June 9, 2017

Erick is a one-month-old from rural Guatemala. His father works at a construction site and his mother cares for the family at home. Due to his mother’s inability to produce breastmilk, Erick is already suffering from malnourishment.

Underweight and small for his age, Erick often cries from hunger. His mother can only afford warm sugar water to soothe him, however this diet has dangerous implications for Erick’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation, dehydration, and seizures caused by electrolyte imbalances. Brain development is compromised, and the baby is at risk of long-term damage.

In order to help stabilize Erick’s condition, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,162 to fund Erick’s formal nutrition treatment. Scheduled to be administered by our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Panajachel, on June 9, this treatment entails the distribution of formula, provision of micronutrient supplements, and health education for Erick’s mother that will teach her to provide a nutritious, inexpensive diet for her son and monitor his health.

Erick’s mother says, “I am worried about my son because I do not have maternal milk.” With formula and nutritional supplements, Erick’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.

Erick is a one-month-old from rural Guatemala. His father works at a construction site and his mother cares for the family at home. Due to h...

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Erick's Timeline

  • June 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 09, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Erick was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 13, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erick's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Erick's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 43 donors

Funded by 43 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,162 for Erick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$55
Other
$272

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