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Success! Jhony from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Jhony
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$535
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Jhony's treatment was fully funded on October 23, 2015.

Photo of Jhony post-operation

December 16, 2015

Jhony received treatment for acute malnutrition.

“Jhony is doing very well. He is growing in both his height and his weight and his mother says that his character has changed. He is now a much happier baby who does not cry as often,” our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), shares.

His improved health and attitude have allowed him to become a more active child. “He is playing for longer periods of time with his twin sister,” who is also benefiting from their mother’s new knowledge in providing high-nutrient and varied diets. “He is on the way to recovery and we believe with continued treatment his health will continue to improve,” WK adds.

The nutrition program has given Jhony’s mother new confidence in caring for her family. “It has made a huge change for our family, and now I can see that he is healthy and is growing better, and I want to do all I can to ensure that he continues to grow this way.”

“I am so grateful for the support you have given us,” his mother adds.

"Jhony is doing very well. He is growing in both his height and his weight and his mother says that his character has changed. He is now a m...

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October 5, 2015

“Jhony is a happy, affectionate baby – always laughing, smiling and giving hugs,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). The nine-month-old baby boy lives with his mother, twin sister, and two older brothers in Guatemala.

Jhony is growing at a slower rate than normal due to acute malnutrition. WK states, “Jhony is losing weight and his mother, who is raising her children on her own, does not know what to do to increase his weight and rate of growth. If intervention does not occur Jhony will continue to experience delayed physical and mental development. His immune system will weaken and he will be [at] risk of the long-term effects of acute malnutrition.”

Jhony’s mother, a single parent, earns her income selling tortillas. However, her income is not enough to support the cost of Jhony’s treatment.

With $535, Jhony will begin a 90-days nutritional support program. Over three months, micronutrient food supplements will gradually be introduced into his diet–allowing him to safely adjust to the changes. For his weak immune system, Jhony will receive medication to protect him against infections. Jhony’s mother will also receive an intensive nutrition education.

With this treatment, WK says, “Jhony’s immune system will strengthen and he will receive medication and micronutrient supplementation. We anticipate with this support his mother will have the tools she needs to ensure Jhony will increase physical and mental development and have the ability to go far.”

Jhony’s mother shares, “My babes are my soul. Although I am alone with my children, I fight for them with all of my heart. I am so thankful for this support to help my babies grow – we really need it.”

“Jhony is a happy, affectionate baby – always laughing, smiling and giving hugs,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). The nine-month...

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Jhony's Timeline

  • October 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 8, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jhony 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 15, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jhony's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jhony's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jhony's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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65% funded

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$535raised
$279to go

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