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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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