José is a 79-year-old elderly man who lives with his wife in Guatemala’s rural highlands. He and his wife have six children, but only one daughter still lives with them.
José used to work as a day laborer, planting and cultivating crops in the local countryside, until an accident that caused him to lose one of his legs rendered him unable to work. Although José’s wife began to work in the local market immediately following the accident, the couple still does not have the resources to pay for a prosthetic leg.
On June 9, José will receive a specially molded leg fit just for him. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,166 to fund the prosthetic leg, hospital stay, and transportation to fitting and molding sessions.
With a prosthetic, José hopes that he will be able to find ways to support his family again. He states, “I hope that with this I will be able to walk well and that I can then help my wife.”