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Success! Yeferson from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund nutritional supplementation.

Yeferson
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  • $1,107 raised, $0 to go
$1,107
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yeferson's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2016.

Photo of Yeferson post-operation

February 15, 2017

Yeferson received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment, Yeferson has made incredible improvement. He is now at a healthy weight and height for his age. He is growing well and is now a calm, smiling baby who likes to play quietly with his toys. With continued treatment, Yeferson will keep growing at a healthy pace.

Yeferson’s mother says, “I want to thank you all for the help my son is receiving because he is gaining weight, sleeping well, staying healthy, and no longer crying from hunger. I hope that one day when my son grows up, he can become a teacher.”

Since beginning treatment, Yeferson has made incredible improvement. He is now at a healthy weight and height for his age. He is growing wel...

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November 16, 2016

Yeferson was born just a few weeks ago. Since then, however, his mother has been unable to produce enough breastmilk. As a result, Yeferson is losing weight and not growing. When he is hungry, his mother gives him warm water in a bottle. This limited diet is insufficient and has dangerous implications for Yeferson’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation and dehydration. Brain development is compromised, and Yeferson is at risk of long-term damage. Fortunately, he began treatment on November 22.

Yeferson lives with his parents, two sisters, and brother in rural Guatemala. The family owns their own home, but their resources are limited. Yeferson’s father works in agriculture, which means his income is inconsistent. He needs help to fund this $1,107 treatment.

Yeferson’s treatment will be simple and effective. He will receive formula, which will give him the protein, calories, and nutrients he needs to grow and develop. His mother will receive in-home nutrition education, so she will learn low-cost ways to prevent future cases of malnutrition. Yeferson’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.

“I don’t want him to get sick,” says Yeferson’s mother. “I want to see him grow healthy and happy. I appreciate the help you will give my son, and when he is grown, I would like him to be a professor to give classes in the school.”

Yeferson was born just a few weeks ago. Since then, however, his mother has been unable to produce enough breastmilk. As a result, Yeferson ...

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Yeferson's Timeline

  • November 16, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yeferson was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 21, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yeferson received treatment at Clinic Miller 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.

  • November 28, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yeferson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 18, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yeferson's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yeferson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,107 for Yeferson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$0
Other
$272

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