Santos is a 29-year-old husband and father who lives with his wife and daughter in rural Guatemala.
He has cataracts, a condition in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. His condition makes it difficult for him to see, and his vision is becoming worse over time. Until recently, Santos worked in the fields, but his failing eyesight has made it impossible for him to keep working. If left untreated, his cataracts will continue to grow, and he will eventually go blind. Thus, our medical partner has scheduled surgery for March 4.
Since Santos has not been able to work, his wife has been weaving in order to add to the family’s income. Santos is unable to afford surgery without outside help. For this reason, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,500 to fund the surgery. The treatment will include further evaluation from an eye specialist, surgery to remove his cataracts, a post-op follow-up treatment, and transportation throughout his treatment process.
The surgery will positively impact Santos’s life for years to come by allowing him to provide for his family and see his daughter grow up.
“My wife and I are very happy, because, God willing, I will be able to see and therefore continue to take care of my family,” says Santos. “Thanks very much to you all for the help.”