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Success! Elder from Guatemala raised $552 to fund prescription eyeglasses.

Elder
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  • $552 raised, $0 to go
$552
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Elder's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Elder post-operation

September 19, 2017

Elder received prescription eyeglasses.

With the aid of Watsi funding, Elder has received glasses to correct his vision. He no longer experiences problems with his eyesight, and does not struggle with blurry vision or seeing faraway objects. We are confident that Elder will continue using his glasses, and that they will help him in every aspect of his life.

Elder says, “Thank you so much for your support. The change in my vision that these glasses give me is very necessary, and it was not within my economic means to get glasses, but thanks to you all I could.”

With the aid of Watsi funding, Elder has received glasses to correct his vision. He no longer experiences problems with his eyesight, and do...

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June 8, 2017

Elder is a 29-year-old man from Guatemala. He lives with his family in the country’s rural highlands. Married with two children, Elder is the main provider for his family’s needs.

Since he was a little boy, Elder has struggled with his vision, but he was never able to afford a doctor’s visit in order to get his eyes checked. A few years ago, he was able to go to a clinic and receive an eye exam and free pair of glasses. This prescription is now out of date, and Elder is in need of a new pair of glasses.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $552 to cover the cost of Elder’s new glasses. He is scheduled to receive his new prescription on June 9 at our medical partner’s care center, Intituto Panamericano.

“I am very happy and grateful since I attended the clinic,” Elder says. “After undergoing the exams and procedures I hope that I will receive glasses because it will help me greatly.”

Elder is a 29-year-old man from Guatemala. He lives with his family in the country's rural highlands. Married with two children, Elder is th...

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Elder's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 09, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elder received treatment at Intituto Panamericano. 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 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elder's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elder's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elder's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Strabismus Correction - Non-Surgical
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $552 for Elder's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$54
Medication
$115
Supplies
$131
Travel
$67
Labs
$91
Other
$94

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