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Success! Noemi from Guatemala raised $1,016 for malnutrition treatment and formula.

Noemi
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Fully funded
Noemi's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2016.

Photo of Noemi post-operation

September 8, 2016

Noemi received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since Noemi’s case of malnutrition was serious, she had to be given a small amount of formula to stabilize her condition before our nutritionist could calculate the correct dosage for her and create a custom nutrition plan. Since beginning treatment, Noemi almost immediately gained back the weight she needed to be healthy, and is now a happy and active baby.

“Before she wasn’t growing and would cry a lot, but now there is a great difference now,” Noemi’s mother shared.

Since Noemi's case of malnutrition was serious, she had to be given a small amount of formula to stabilize her condition before our nutritio...

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April 21, 2016

Two-month-old Noemi is acutely malnourished. She lives with her mother in Guatemala, and her mother is currently unable to produce breastmilk.

“Her mother cannot afford formula, so she has been giving her daughter water with sugar or corn mush when she is hungry,” explains our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “Unfortunately, this has given Noemi stomach problems, put her at increased of diarrhea, and has increased her risk of seizure due to the electrolyte imbalance that consuming non-breastmilk liquids causes in small infants.”

Noemi is dangerously underweight for her age. Her mother visited different local healers for herbal remedies to increase her milk production, but nothing worked. “Although she wants to help her daughter, she lacks the money to buy her daughter the formula she needs,” says WK.

With $1016, Noemi will receive the formula she needs. “This will save Noemi’s life, giving her the calories, nutrients, and protein she needs to be a healthy baby,” WK explains. “Her immune system will grow stronger with the treatment, and she will no longer be at risk of seizures.”

This funding will also provide her mother with “motivational nutrition education, giving her the tools she needs to help her daughter overcome her malnutrition and help her prevent future malnutrition and illness.”

“I hope that my daughter reaches a good weight and height,” her mother said.

Two-month-old Noemi is acutely malnourished. She lives with her mother in Guatemala, and her mother is currently unable to produce breastmil...

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Noemi's Timeline

  • April 21, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Noemi was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • May 02, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Noemi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 03, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Noemi 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.

  • May 05, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Noemi's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 08, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Noemi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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