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

Carmen
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Carmen's treatment was fully funded on October 15, 2017.

Photo of Carmen post-operation

August 24, 2017

Carmen underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Carmen has been gaining weight and growing taller. Carmen’s mother says that entering the nutrition program has been a great help, and that Carmen and the rest of her children are healthier because of it. With continued treatment, we are confident that Carmen will continue to grow and develop well.’

Carmen’s mother says, “I am so grateful for this valiant effort and help you are bringing to my daughter. She is growing better and she has not gotten sick. Thank you for the water filter we have received, it is a great benefit to our family because the water that comes to our house is very dirty.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Carmen has been gaining weight and growing taller. Carmen’s mother says that entering the nutrit...

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June 6, 2017

Carmen is an active 13-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is the ninth child in her family, and loves to play with her toy doll. Carmen’s father works as a day laborer and her mother stays at home to take care of the household.

Carmen was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Carmen has little energy to grow, and that her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to diseases that could further compromise her growth. If left untreated, she may also face the long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ.

Concerned for her well-being, her mother took Carmen to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 16, Carmen will receive micronutrients and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach her mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $492 requested will cover all expenses of her continued treatment, allowing her to gain weight, strengthen her immune system, and catch up with other children her age.

Carmen’s mother says, “I did not know that my daughter wasn’t growing well. I only knew that she was getting sick every once and a while, but now I don’t know what to do because we are of scarce resources.”

Carmen is an active 13-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is the ninth child in her family, and loves to play with her toy doll. Carmen...

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Carmen's Timeline

  • June 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Carmen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 04, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Carmen 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 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Carmen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 15, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Carmen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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