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

Dilan
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dilan's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Dilan post-operation

June 20, 2017

Dilan received malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Dilan has been growing bigger and stronger. He is a playful young boy, and he enjoys playing with his toy car and with his sister. Dilan’s mother says that the aid of the program has helped their family greatly. Beforehand she could not feed Dilan even an egg a day due to a lack of resources, however now Dilan is eating a diverse, nutritious diet. We are confident that, with continued treatment, he will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Dilan’s mother says, “I am grateful for the help you have given us in the program. My son is growing well and eating more than before.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Dilan has been growing bigger and stronger. He is a playful young boy, and he enjoys playing wit...

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March 7, 2017

Dilan is a one-year-old baby boy from Guatemala. He is the fourth child in his family. His mother is a homemaker, and his father works in construction to support their family.

Dilan has been diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition in which the body is unable to grow properly due to a lack of nutrition. Beginning on March 13, Dilan will receive nutritional support and be monitored for growth at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Panajachel.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to fund his treatment, as well as an educational program for his mother. This program will teach her how to create a nutrient-rich diet for Dilan with limited resources.

Dilan’s parents are looking forward to their son’s recovery so he can grow to be a strong, healthy child.

Dilan is a one-year-old baby boy from Guatemala. He is the fourth child in his family. His mother is a homemaker, and his father works in co...

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Dilan's Timeline

  • March 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dilan was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • March 8, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dilan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dilan received treatment at Clinic Panajachel 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.

  • June 20, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dilan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dilan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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