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

Jose
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Fully funded
Jose's treatment was fully funded on July 13, 2016.

Photo of Jose post-operation

January 9, 2017

Jose received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment, Jose has been growing extremely well. He has grown over seven centimeters and gained seven pounds! He is finally trying to sit up on his own and crawl, showing that his mental and motor development have been jumpstarted.

“I am so happy, and so is my family, because we are seeing that my son is getting so much better,” says Jose’s mother. “He doesn’t get sick as often, and he is gaining weight. He is always smiling. That’s I what I would like: for him to keep growing and be able to go to school and study and one day graduate as an accountant.”

Since beginning treatment, Jose has been growing extremely well. He has grown over seven centimeters and gained seven pounds! He is finally ...

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June 28, 2016

Jose had a normal birth, but since then he has not been able to grow well. For the past two months, his mother has not been able to produce breast milk. He has been losing weight and now only weighs 7 pounds, barely more than when he was born six months ago. Jose’s mother gives him sugar water to try to make his belly full enough to sleep. Unfortunately, the water has not been properly filtered, and he often gets diarrhea and fevers.

Jose is the youngest of 14 children, and lives with his family in Guatemala. Jose loves to smile. His parents can’t afford to buy him a toy, but he smiles and laughs when people sing to him. His family lives in a one-room house made of bamboo and tar. His father works as a day laborer and does not earn sufficient money to cover the costs of formula for Jose–one small tin of formula costs more than he makes in a typical month.

With $1016, Jose can receive proper nutrient supplementation. By supplying the mother with formula and health education, Jose will receive the calories he needs to grow and thrive. One-on-one education with Jose’s mother will prepare her for when he needs to start eating solid food, as well as help her watch for further signs of malnutrition and other illness. Jose’s immune system will strengthen and he will grow up to be a healthy energetic baby.

“I am trying to figure out a way to help my son,” Jose’s mother shared. “Unfortunately we do not have the resources we need to do it. I am worried because he is not growing well. I want to see my son grow. I want him to be a person that can go to school, have his studies, and become an accountant. I appreciate a lot that my son will receive this support from you, so that he can improve.”

Jose had a normal birth, but since then he has not been able to grow well. For the past two months, his mother has not been able to produce ...

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Jose's Timeline

  • June 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jose was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 3, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 6, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jose received treatment at Clinic Miller in Guatemala. 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.

  • July 13, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jose's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jose's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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