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Carlos from Guatemala raised $450 for acute diabetes care..

Carlos
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  • $450 raised, $0 to go
$450
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Carlos's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2014.

Photo of Carlos post-operation

February 12, 2015

Carlos received intensive home visits, medication management, and education to treat his acute diabetes.

According to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, “Carlos feels much more energetic, is gaining weight, and is able to work again.” Carlos says, “I could never afford these medications before, thanks to you I feel better again.”

According to our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, "Carlos feels much more energetic, is gaining weight, and is able to work again." Carlos says...

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September 19, 2014

“Carlos is a good example of why providing emergency help to some diabetics is critical to saving their lives and protecting their welfare,” writes the Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) team from Guatemala.

Carlos is 39-years-old and was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. Already, he’s lost 30-40 pounds and is nearly blind.

“Carlos used to work in construction, but since his illness he’s been unable to work,” the WK team tells us. “In adidtion to being a big blow to his self esteem, being unable to work is part of the spiral of poverty that surrounds severe diabetes. He can’t work because he can’t afford medications; he can’t afford medications because he can’t work.”

The WK team wants to work with Carlos to provide him acute diabetes care to control his blood sugar, help him regain his weight and vision, and get him back to good health so that he can work and care for his family. The cost of the treatment will run at $450.

“I didn’t know diabetes could be this severe,” says Carlos. “I wasn’t sure what to do and where to turn to for help.” Carlos is already halfway there and in good hands with WK, so let’s meet him in the middle and fund his care completely!

"Carlos is a good example of why providing emergency help to some diabetics is critical to saving their lives and protecting their welfare,"...

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Carlos's Timeline

  • September 19, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Carlos was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • September 22, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Carlos received treatment. 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.

  • September 30, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Carlos's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 04, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Carlos's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Carlos. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Elizabeth

Two weeks ago, Elizabeth sustained a fracture of the tibia fibula after a fall on her right leg. She was taken to county referral hospital where she was admitted and a back slab was fixed to stabilize her fracture as she waits to be operated. Ten days later, there were no signs of her being treated because the family didn’t have money needed for the surgery. The fracture site developed blisters which later ruptured and formed wounds. Elizabeth's family requested to be referred to AIC Kapsowar hospital hoping they will receive help because they were worried about her condition. Elizabeth was brought to our hospital accompanied by a few family members. An X-ray was done on arrival which confirmed the fracture of the proximal tibia fibula. After a social worker's assessment, Elizabeth was admitted as she waits to be operated. Elizabeth is a mother of four girls. Her daughters are all married and they live with their husbands in the upcountry. Elizabeth's husband Joseph is old and he cannot perform any duties at home such as farming. Elizabeth is the breadwinner of the family since she tends to the farm. She feels his husband is now suffering because they don’t have enough food in the home and they only depend on farming. Elizabeth requires urgent surgery to fix her fracture but she cannot afford medical treatment due to lack of funds. $968.00 is needed for her to continue with treatment. The family is requesting for financial support to help Elizabeth get treatment required. Elizabeth’s daughter says, “Mum is sleeping helplessly in bed, we have nothing to offer for her surgery. I hope she gets treated, she really deserves a good life.”

63% funded

63%funded
$485raised
$278to go

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