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

Emily
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Emily's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Emily post-operation

August 14, 2017

Emily underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Emily has been gaining weight and growing taller. Emily’s mother says that she was scared that her daughter was not getting enough to eat, but now with the knowledge she has gained in the nutrition classes she feels better and more knowledgeable about what to feed her. With continued treatment we are confident that Emily will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Emily’s mother says, “I am very grateful for this support because my daughter is eating well now. Thank you also for the water filter because we get our water from the lake and potable water is scarce.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Emily has been gaining weight and growing taller. Emily’s mother says that she was scared that h...

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May 22, 2017

Emily is a ten-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is an active child, and she loves to play with her toy ball. She is the eighth child in her family. Her father works as a day laborer, while her mother takes care of the family.

Emily has malnutrition. It’s a dangerous condition, resulting from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Emily has little energy to grow. As a result, her immune system is weak. This leaves her vulnerable to illness that further compromises her growth.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it’s also very treatable. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $492 to provide Emily with the nutritional supplements she needs. She will gain weight and grow taller to catch up with other children her age. Her immune system will grow stronger with the increased caloric intake. Community health workers will teach her mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources.

Emily’s mother says, “Because we are of scarce resources, it is often difficult to provide our daughter with enough food. I hope my daughter grows well, and in the future can study, so that she can have a better life.”

Emily is a ten-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is an active child, and she loves to play with her toy ball. She is the eighth child ...

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Emily's Timeline

  • May 22, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emily was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 05, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emily's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emily received treatment at Clinic Panajachel. 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.

  • August 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emily's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emily's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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