Jairon is a young boy from Guatemala. He lives with his parents and siblings in Guatemala’s rural western highlands. Jairon loves to spend his time playing with the other children in his village and eating his favorite foods: eggs and beans.
Jairon has strabismus, a condition that occurs when the eyes do not align in the same direction and appear crossed. Symptoms of strabismus include double vision, uncoordinated eye movements, fatigue, headache, and loss of vision or depth perception. Jairon was born with an advanced strabismus, and therefore has always had difficulties seeing. He also often feels bad about his condition because other children make fun of him for it. If left untreated, Jairon’s vision could be permanently damaged and irreparable.
Fortunately, Jairon will receive strabismus correction surgery on February 20. He will receive consultation with a trusted eye specialist before and after surgery, and he will be accompanied by one of our medical partner’s staff members throughout the entire process. The surgery itself is fairly simple and requires just a day or two in the hospital.
Now, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,500 to fund this treatment. Jairon will be able to see clearly for the first time in his life, and he will feel happier and more confident.
Jairon’s mother says, “I want my son to receive this operation so that he can be like other children and then they won’t make fun of him anymore. I thank you for this help. May God bless you.”