This is Ingrid, a 31-year-old mother of two living in Guatemala. She is a hardworking indigenous Mayan from a coastal community. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, writes, “Ingrid makes ends meet for her family by picking coffee during the harvesting season and otherwise sells small amounts of tropical fruits in the market. Nevertheless, times are really hard, and money is scarce.”
“Ingrid has a precancerous spot on her cervix,” WK continues. “It was picked up during her participation in our cervical cancer screening program. If removed, she will be totally cured. However, if the lesion is left, it could grow and turn into cervical cancer.”
$210 will fund a colposcopy to remove the lesion, thereby preventing the growth of cancer. Ingrid says, “I’m so glad that we caught this early and that it is still curable.” Let’s help Ingrid live a full and happy life, cancer-free.