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Success! Eduardo from Guatemala raised $1,016 for life-saving nutritional intervention.

Eduardo
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
$1,016
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$0
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Fully funded
Eduardo's treatment was fully funded on February 20, 2016.

Photo of Eduardo post-operation

May 9, 2016

Eduardo received life-saving nutritional intervention.

“Eduardo has been growing very well since beginning treatment,” reports his medical team at Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “He has managed to gain weight, growing close to the healthy size for his age. Although he got sick with a cold, our medical team responded quickly and he got better very fast.”

“His mother is appreciative for the nutrition education she is receiving, and now she has the tools to prevent future cases of malnutrition in her son,” continues WK. “With the support he will continue to receive in the next few months, Eduardo will be able to grow and develop normally, and have the chance to live a full and healthy life.”

“I am appreciative for this help. Now with the support my little baby is growing well, thanks to the donors,” shares Eduardo’s mother.

"Eduardo has been growing very well since beginning treatment," reports his medical team at Wuqu' Kawoq (WK). "He has managed to gain weight...

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February 2, 2016

Eduardo, a baby boy from Guatemala, is only a month old, but is already having developmental trouble and has lost significant weight since he was born. At birth, his mother was unable to produce enough milk for him grow at a normal rate. More recently she has been able to breastfeed for 30-45 minutes at time, but Eduardo, unsatisfied, still cries afterward.

His mother is doing everything she can to force production of breast milk, but Eduardo still hasn’t been receiving as much as he should. His mother cannot afford formula, so in some instances when she cannot provide milk, she gives her son water to stop him from crying.

Eduardo is the youngest child of a single mother: he has a 4-year-old sister and a 2-year-old brother. They all live together with one of their mother’s friends. Eduardo’s mother has limited access to education; she stopped after her first year in secondary school because her family could not afford it. Now to earn money, she washes clothes for her neighbors.

Eduardo is at risk of dehydration and starvation. “His mother is ashamed and afraid that she cannot produce sufficient breast milk to feed her child,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

With $1,016, medical intervention will be possible for Eduardo. His mother will be given formula to provide her son with the calories he needs to grow. She will also receive one-on-one health education to prepare her the time when Eduardo will begin eating solid foods.

The doctors are certain that the simple treatment will strengthen Eduardo’s immune system and allow him to become a healthy, energetic baby.

“I just want him to grow,” Eduardo’s mother shares.

Eduardo, a baby boy from Guatemala, is only a month old, but is already having developmental trouble and has lost significant weight since h...

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Eduardo's Timeline

  • February 2, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eduardo was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • February 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eduardo received treatment at Clinic Panajachel 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.

  • February 15, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eduardo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 20, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eduardo's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eduardo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 34 donors

Funded by 34 donors

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