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Erick is a newborn from Guatemala who needs $1,162 to fund nutrition treatment.

Erick
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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.

  • June 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Erick is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Erick's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 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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