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Jeremias from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Jeremias
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
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Fully funded
Jeremias's treatment was fully funded on November 25, 2015.
March 1, 2016

Jeremias did not receive treatment as planned.

We are saddened to report that Jeremias’ family has declined treatment at this time, despite receiving full funding.

“Jeremias has left the [malnutrition treatment] program, explains our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. “His mother did not want to be involved because her husband did not want help supporting their family.”

While this is a deeply unfortunate outcome, it is not uncommon for families to decline help for fear of seeming in-need or unable to support themselves independently.

Should we receive a further update on Jeremias, or if his family chooses to seek treatment again, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

We are saddened to report that Jeremias' family has declined treatment at this time, despite receiving full funding. "Jeremias has left ...

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October 27, 2015

Meet Jeremias, a one-and-a-half year old boy from Guatemala. He is the youngest of seven children and loves to play with his toy car.

Jeremias is frequently sick with a cough and diarrhea due to acute malnutrition. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), shares that if he does not receive a nutritional intervention, his immune system will likely weaken. He will continue to miss both physical and cognitive developmental milestones.

Without support, Jeremias, “will be at risk of the long term effects of malnutrition and his family will probably be faced with the cost of sending him to a hospital.”

Jeremias’ mother takes care of the household and earns money weaving and selling textiles. Jeremias’ father works as a farmer. The combined income of both of Jeremias’ parents is not enough to afford his treatment.

For $535, Jeremias will begin a nutritional regimen – including micronutrients, food supplements, medications, and education for his parents about how to feed their child to improve his health. With this intervention, Jeremias will regain the height and weight he has lost and continue to develop physically and cognitively.

His mother shares, “This is a great help. I am very grateful that he is entered in this program and that we will be helped economically. I am excited for what I will learn.”

Meet Jeremias, a one-and-a-half year old boy from Guatemala. He is the youngest of seven children and loves to play with his toy car. Jer...

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Jeremias's Timeline

  • October 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jeremias was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 2, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jeremias 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.

  • November 21, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jeremias's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jeremias's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 1, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jeremias's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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