Catarina is a 75-year-old woman from Guatemala who suffers from uterine prolapse, a condition in which the muscles that hold the uterus in place begin to fail. Catarina’s condition causes her constant abdominal pain, but because of her age surgery to remove the uterus is not an option.
Luckily, doctors at Wuku Kawoq have come up with a safe and effective alternative to surgery. They want to fit Catarina with a small device called a pessary that will keep the uterus from prolapsing and relieve her pain. This is a ridiculously inexpensive medical procedure that will dramatically improve Catarina’s quality of life.
Catarina is a widow with no source of income. A group of loving neighbors is doing their best to take care of her in her old age, but they cannot cover the cost of her medical care. Let’s chip in and help Catarina get the care she deserves.