Vitalina is a 47-year-old widow who lives with one of her granddaughters in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Vitalina sustained an accident in which she fell into a steep ravine. She severely injured her leg, and it had to be amputated. Since then, Vitalina’s life has changed drastically—she can no longer work, and completing everyday tasks is a challenge.
Since she is unable to work, she is dependent upon her eldest son. Without a steady source of income, Vitalina cannot cover the cost of a prosthetic leg.
Receiving a prosthetic leg will change Vitalina’s life. She hopes that receiving a prosthetic will allow her to find a job so that she can support herself and her granddaughter.
On August 9, Vitalina will be fitted for a prosthetic leg. Now she is requesting financial support to cover her $1,166 treatment costs.
“I am grateful to enter this program and receive a prosthetic leg. I will work very hard doing my physical therapies so that I can do more things,” shares Vitalina.