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Gerson is a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala who needs $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

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June 8, 2017

Gerson is a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala who has malnutrition, a dangerous condition which results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. He is underweight and small for his age. In the short term, malnutrition means Gerson has little energy to grow and that his immune system is weak.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. On June 22, Gerson will begin treatment that includes growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation to help him recover. In addition, community health workers will teach his mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources. Treatment will give Gerson’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets and will give Gerson a chance to grow healthily. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, requests $492 to support Gerson’s treatment.

Gerson’s mother says, “I am thankful to the program and the donors for the support we will get. With scarce resources we cannot provide all that our children need. I hope to see a change in my son’s health.”

Gerson is a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala who has malnutrition, a dangerous condition which results from consuming too little protein, cal...

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Gerson's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gerson was submitted by Ana Lopez, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gerson received treatment at Clinic Tecpán.

  • August 11, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gerson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Gerson's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Gerson is currently raising funds for his treatment.

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

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