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Success! Dominga from Guatemala raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Dominga
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$0
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Fully funded
Dominga's treatment was fully funded on January 18, 2013.

Dominga is a 55-year-old woman with long-standing diabetes, which has been well controlled. Unfortunately, Dominga recently suffered a cut on the bottom of her foot that became infected and developed into a large diabetic foot ulcer. Without treatment for the ulcer, Dominga could lose her foot.

Luckily, Dominga’s condition is curable. With antibiotics and removal of the damaged tissue, Dominga’s infection should clear up, allowing the ulcer to heal and preventing a foot amputation.

Doctors at Wuqu’ Kawoq tell us that Dominga has been a strong supporter and advocate for their rural diabetes program for more than five years. Let’s help her get the medical treatment she needs to continue helping others get access to care!

Dominga is a 55-year-old woman with long-standing diabetes, which has been well controlled. Unfortunately, Dominga recently suffered a cut o...

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Dominga's Timeline

  • January 10, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dominga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 18, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dominga's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Dominga's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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Thidar

Thidar is a 30-year-old woman who lives with her son, husband, parents in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law in Burma. She, her husband, and her mother-in-law grow rice, beans, and sesame on their farm. During her free time, Thidar enjoys growing flowers and vegetables around her house. Ten years ago, after Thidar gave birth to her son, she began to experience troubling symptoms. These included chest pains and a rapid heartbeat. When visiting a clinic, medics determined that she has a heart condition. To help her condition and alleviate her symptoms, Thidar took medication regularly. However, she ran out of oral medication at the start of this year. This was a problem because medics at her local clinic were protesting against the February 2021 coup, so the clinic was closed. She also could not go to a different clinic because the military had many checkpoints around the nearest town at the time, and she was too scared to pass them. Months later, after experiencing exhaustion, a rapid heartbeat, painful and swollen joints, and a loss in appetite, Thidar was able to seek medical care and receive medication. Following the advice of a medic at the clinic, she eventually visited a hospital. There, she received an X-rays scan and an echocardiogram, which determined that Thidar has a heart disease requiring surgery. Due to financial constraints, she and her husband could not fund the needed procedure and had to return home with Thidar still experiencing the same troubling symptoms as before. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Thidar finally receive treatment. On July 22nd, surgeons will perform double valve replacement cardiac surgery. This procedure will hopefully alleviate her symptoms and allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, Thidar and her family need help funding this $1,500 procedure. Thidar says, “I feel very sad and I want to cry because I have no money to pay for my surgery cost. My mother and husband had to borrow money with interest [to pay for some of my medical fees]. I am also worried that I cannot work and support my son. Now, I am very happy that my surgery cost will be supported. I am thankful to all the donors and the organization.”

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$1,135raised
$364to go

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