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Success! Julia from Guatemala raised $422 to fund her asthma medication.

Julia
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  • $422 raised, $0 to go
$422
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Julia's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Julia post-operation

July 27, 2017

Julia received her asthma medication.

Before receiving two inhalers to help treat her asthma, Julia always struggled to breathe, and could not play or go about her daily tasks without difficulty. Now Julia reports that she feels much better with the medications she has received, and she is able to do all the things she wants and live like a normal, happy young girl.

Before receiving two inhalers to help treat her asthma, Julia always struggled to breathe, and could not play or go about her daily tasks wi...

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April 10, 2017

Julia is a jovial ten-year-old girl who lives in rural Guatemala with her family. Her mother is a single parent and supports Julia and her three sisters by working in Guatemala’s capital. Although her job provides a steady income, it forces her to live apart from her children. While Julia’s mother is in the city, Julia and her sisters live with their grandparents.

Julia is in third grade and does well in school. She likes to run and loves to play soccer, but she has been experiencing trouble breathing, which makes it difficult for her to participate in physical activity.

Julia and her aunt recently traveled to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), complaining of a dry cough that makes it difficult for Julia to breathe. WK diagnosed Julia with asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition in which one’s airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Already, her asthma has provoked a chronic cough and makes Julia’s chest hurt when she tries to run and play.

WK is requesting $422 to fund Julia’s medicine and the medical attention she needs to manage her asthma. She will begin receiving her mediation on April 10. The medication will allow her to run and play without coughing. She will be able to participate fully in games at school, run without fear of being unable to breathe, and live without the constant bother of a persistent cough.

Julia’s grandparents say, “We feel sad because she is sick and we would like to help her with everything, but we don’t have money. We ask God to help us keep moving forward, and at the same time for you all to have compassion on us and help with our little girl’s treatment.”

Julia is a jovial ten-year-old girl who lives in rural Guatemala with her family. Her mother is a single parent and supports Julia and her t...

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Julia's Timeline

  • April 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Julia was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Julia received treatment at Clinic Miller. 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.

  • April 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Julia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Julia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Julia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Acute Asthma
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $422 for Julia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$328
Supplies
$0
Other
$94

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