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

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

Photo of Abner post-operation

July 7, 2017

Abner received malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Abner has been gaining weight and growing taller. He has been eating more, and his mother is happy because she now has a better sense of the types of foods to feed Abner. With continued treatment, we are confident that Abner will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Abner’s mother says, “I am very thankful to the organization because this is a great support for us.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Abner has been gaining weight and growing taller. He has been eating more, and his mother is hap...

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March 22, 2017

Abner is a nine-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He lives in a seven-person household and is his mother’s first child.

Abner is experiencing symptoms of malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too few calories and nutrients. In the short term, this means that Abner has little energy to grow, and he also gets sick more often than other children. The long-term consequences of malnutrition include increased risk of chronic diseases and delayed development.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to fund treatment for Abner. On March 30, Abner will begin routine growth monitoring and nutrient supplementation. Local health workers will also teach Abner’s mother about nutrition. These interventions will ensure Abner grows up strong and healthy.

Abner’s mother is excited to learn how to manage her son’s condition. She says, “I want to learn many things to be able to help my son grow in the best way.”

Abner is a nine-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He lives in a seven-person household and is his mother's first child. Abner is experie...

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Abner's Timeline

  • March 22, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 3, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abner 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.

  • April 4, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abner's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abner's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abner's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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