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Success! Wendy from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Wendy
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Wendy's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Wendy post-operation

July 7, 2017

Wendy received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Wendy has been gaining weight and growing taller. Wendy’s mother says that after entering into the program, her daughter’s health has been improving little by little, for she is receiving an improved alimentation and is drinking clean water with the filter their family received. With continued treatment, we are confident that Wendy will continue to grow and thrive.

Wendy’s mother says, “I am grateful because my daughter is getting better. Thank you for the changes you have brought to us with this support.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Wendy has been gaining weight and growing taller. Wendy’s mother says that after entering into t...

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April 19, 2017

Wendy is a 14-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is the first child to her parents. Her father works as a day laborer to support their family, and her mother stays at home to take care of the household. Wendy loves to play with her mother, and her favorite food is papaya. Every Sunday, their family enjoys going to church.

Wendy has been diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. Beginning on April 27, Wendy will be monitored at Clinic Tecpán, our medical partner’s care center. There, she will receive micronutrients and food supplementation to help her recover.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to cover the cost of Wendy’s nutritional supplements and care. Funds will also go towards an educational program that will teach her mother how to create a nutrient-rich diet using limited resources.

“I am excited to be a part of the program because I wish for my daughter to grow well,” says Wendy’s mother.

Wendy is a 14-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is the first child to her parents. Her father works as a day laborer to support their ...

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Wendy's Timeline

  • April 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Wendy was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • April 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Wendy received treatment at Clinic Tecpán 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.

  • May 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wendy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Wendy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wendy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Wendy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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Jocelyn is a loving mother of four from Philippines. She works as a bookkeeper, and her husband works as a part-time sidecar driver while also looking after their children. Despite their hard work, their combined income is just enough for the family's daily needs. Three years ago, Jocelyn began to experience troubling symptoms, including episodes of epigastric pain. Worried about their finances, she chose to defer her checkup. Unfortunately, the symptoms worsened as she began to experience difficulty of breathing, and persistent vomiting. She was brought to the nearest hospital to be given emergency care. The doctor told her to have an abdominal ultrasound. The test showed that she was suffering from gallstones, which can no longer be treated with medicines. Jocelyn has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Jocelyn is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on February 17th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1,128 to cover the cost of Jocelyn's surgery and care. Jocelyn shared, "I'd like to thank WATSI and World Surgical Foundation Philippines for sponsoring my surgery. May you continue helping people who are financially incapable of paying for their surgeries. You are an answered prayer!"

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