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Sucely from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Sucely
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sucely's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2015.

Photo of Sucely post-operation

October 4, 2015

Sucely began treatment for acute malnutrition.

“We are happy to report that Sucely is doing much better,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “Her appetite has increased and her parents report that she seems to have more strength. She is trying to walk and her appetite has increased. Her immune system is stronger, as she has not been sick the over a month.”

“Sucely stopped falling away from the growth curve and instead is starting to recoup the height and weight she had lost, and she is now following a growth curve for both her weight for age and height for age,” continues WK. “Her appetite has increased and her grandmother reports that she is definitely getting heavier.”

“Thank you so much,” expresses Sucely’s grandmother. “The education you have provided to my granddaughter has really made a change in the way we eat and how we think about food and nutrition. My granddaughter is now improving. Thank you.”

"We are happy to report that Sucely is doing much better," says our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK). "Her appetite has increased and her p...

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July 30, 2015

Meet Sucely, a one-year-old girl from Guatemala. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), describes Sucely as an “active and well-tempered child,” who laughs frequently and enjoys playing with dolls. Sucely lives on a compound-style property with her extended family. “Her aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandmother all participate and contribute to the general well-being of family and spend lots of quality time together,” says WK.

Recently, Sucely’s parents have been extremely worried about their youngest daughter, who hasn’t been growing like her two older brothers did. After examining Sucely, WK diagnosed her with acute malnutrition. Sucely does not consume enough food, and she is unable to retain nutrients due to parasitic disease and bacterial infection. If left untreated, Sucely’s malnutrition could lead to extreme dehydration, a compromised immune system, and death.

According to Sucely’s mother, “We have a lot of family and so our resources are spread very thin.” Sucely’s father is a part-time carpenter, but he does not make enough to cover the costs of her treatment.

For $535, we can help Sucely get the life-saving help she needs. “This treatment will supply Sucely with growth monitoring, micronutrient and food supplementation, and medication for her to recoup some of the weight and height she has lost and increase her overall caloric intake,” says WK. Moreover, her parents will receive “intensive nutrition education, thus building their confidence and ability to care for Sucely throughout her childhood.”

Sucely’s mother shares, “Thank you so much for finding us. I am worried because our other two children were not like this. We are excited to learn.”

Let’s help give Sucely the opportunity to develop normally and live a healthy, happy life!

Meet Sucely, a one-year-old girl from Guatemala. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), describes Sucely as an “active and well-tempered chi...

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Sucely's Timeline

  • July 30, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 11, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sucely's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sucely's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sucely received treatment. 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.

  • October 4, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sucely. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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