Petrona is a grandmother from Guatemala. She lives with her husband, children, and grandchildren in Guatemala’s rural coastal area. She is no longer able to work due to her old age. Petrona’s husband brings in the family’s primary income, working each day in the local countryside cutting coffee.
Petrona needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Petrona’s daughter brought her mother to our medical partner’s clinic because Petrona had been experiencing pelvic discomfort and pain. They diagnosed Petrona with a uterine prolapse, and to cure her prolapse, Petrona needs a hysterectomy.
Fortunately, Petrona is receiving help from our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. She is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy on November 6. Now, she needs help raising $817 to fund this procedure. This surgery will aid Petrona in all aspects of her life. She will no longer experience discomfort or pain from her uterine prolapse, meaning she can continue life as usual with her family by her side.
She says, “Despite my age I wish to keep living with my grandchildren and family who I love dearly. I ask for your help with my surgery. May God repay you.”