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Success! Maria from Guatemala raised $1,044 to fund diagnostic testing.

Maria
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  • $1,044 raised, $0 to go
$1,044
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2017.

Photo of Maria post-operation

June 20, 2017

Maria received diagnostic testing.

With the new knowledge brought to our medical partner about María’s condition from her MRI, their doctors have been able to put María on a stable and effective treatment plan to control her seizures. Now María is not suffering from daily headaches as she was before, and she has not had a seizure since beginning her new medication regimen. With continued treatment, we are confident that María will continue to live happily and seizure-free.

María says, “Before I was not able to afford my medications and I could not take them all the time, but now I take my medications every day and I am much better. I am happy and so is my entire family.”

With the new knowledge brought to our medical partner about María’s condition from her MRI, their doctors have been able to put María on a s...

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January 19, 2017

Maria lives with her family in Guatemala. She has two sons and a seven-year-old daughter. Her husband works as an agricultural day laborer, and Maria weaves and manages the household.

For four years, Maria has been experiencing seizures. Recently, she began taking medication, which has been largely effective, allowing her to live seizure-free. However, the cause of her seizures is still unknown, and her life remains negatively impacted by her condition. She frequently experiences painful headaches and feels tired.

To determine the cause of her seizures, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, needs additional diagnostic information. Maria is scheduled to undergo testing on January 20. She will receive a full diagnostic work-up, including labs, an MRI, and a consultation to determine the cause of her seizures. Then, our medical partner’s team will develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce the frequency and length of her seizures. This will improve Maria’s quality of life.

While Maria and her husband work hard, they are unable to pay for this expensive diagnostic workup. Wuqu’ Kawoq is requesting $1,044 to fund her procedure.

“I want to see my children grow up well, and then to see my grandchildren,” says Maria.

Maria lives with her family in Guatemala. She has two sons and a seven-year-old daughter. Her husband works as an agricultural day laborer, ...

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Maria's Timeline

  • January 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maria received treatment at TecniScan.

  • April 26, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 20, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Acute Seizure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,044 for Maria's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$322
Supplies
$0
Travel
$67
Labs
$30
Radiology
$531
Other
$94

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