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Eliazar from Guatemala raised $650 to get healthy.

Eliazar
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  • $650 raised, $0 to go
$650
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Eliazar's treatment was fully funded on April 20, 2013.

Photo of Eliazar post-operation

Eliazar was fitted with a prosthetic arm after his was amputated following an attack.

“The fitting was effortless and he was picking up objects and even using the arm to write with a marker with just a few minutes,” Eliazar’s doctor says. “Eliazar is especially looking forward to using his new arm for writing and office work as he proceeds with his law studies. He is very grateful for the help of all who made this possible!”

"The fitting was effortless and he was picking up objects and even using the arm to write with a marker with just a few minutes," Eliazar's ...

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Eliazar is an optimistic and motivated young man from Guatemala. Five years ago, his right arm had to be amputated after gang members threw a fragmentation grenade into his home.

Despite being badly injured in the explosion, Eliazar has gone on to study law. He hopes to have a career in criminal justice. The only thing holding him back is the daily challenge of being an amputee.

For $650, Eliazar can be fitted with a prosthetic device that will enable him to do the daily tasks that have become nearly impossible since his injury. He says he is, “especially looking forward to being able to use the prosthetic device to write again.”

Eliazar is an optimistic and motivated young man from Guatemala. Five years ago, his right arm had to be amputated after gang members threw ...

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Eliazar's Timeline

  • April 17, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eliazar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 20, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eliazar's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Eliazar. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Mee

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’s husband is a carpenter and she is a homemaker. Their income is not enough to cover their expenses. About ten years ago, Mee had joint pain and swollen knees. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) where she received blood test and vital signs. The results showed Mee has hypertension as well as arthritis. She also found out that she has a goiter related problem. She received one month worth of medication for all three conditions. Since then, Mee went back to MTC every month for follow-up appointment and to received medication. After three years of taking medication, Mee was told that she does not need to take medication for goiter anymore. Up until now, Mee has been going back to the same clinic for regular medication for her goiter. Meanwhile, Mee feels like her goiter has grown bigger. One day, she happened to meet a health worker in her village who told her to go and seek treatment at MTC. So Mee, along with her friend, went to MTC. From there, she was told to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. Mee then went to MSH the following day and she received blood tests and an ultrasound. With the results, the doctor confirmed Mee has a goiter. He said Mee needs to undergo surgery because oral medication or injection would not decrease the size of her goiter. Currently, Mee cannot sleep well but she can eat well. Sometimes, when she carries heavy things, she feels pain in her neck.

85% funded

85%funded
$1,288raised
$211to go

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