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Maria is a 35-year-old mother from Guatemala who needs $1,044 to fund diagnostic testing.

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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 20, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Maria was scheduled to receive treatment at TecniScan.

  • January 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Maria is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Maria's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 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