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Success! Maria from Guatemala raised $1,235 to get healthy.

Maria
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Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2012.

Maria is an amazing 60-year-old indigenous woman from Guatemala. She has a large, loving family for whom she is the primary financial supporter. Maria recently came to the Wuqu’ Kawoq clinic to be seen for abdominal bleeding, but a routine examination and follow-up tests revealed that she has cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is one of the biggest killers of indigenous women in Guatemala. Women rarely have access to effective programs for early screening and treatment, so by the time they are diagnosed it is usually too late. Watsi’s partners at Wuqu’ Kawoq emphasized how rare it was that they caught Maria’s cancer before it spread. They told us that with the right treatment, she has a very good chance of survival.

After years of supporting her family, Maria is now unable to afford the medical care she needs. We need to raise $1235 to make sure she can cover the cost of intensive chemotherapy and radiation, labwork and imaging studies, and travel and lodging over the next few months.

Let’s show Maria that she’s not in this alone!

Maria is an amazing 60-year-old indigenous woman from Guatemala. She has a large, loving family for whom she is the primary financial suppor...

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Maria's Timeline

  • September 26, 2012
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 04, 2012
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Maria's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 46 donors

Funded by 46 donors

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Kyomuhangi

Kyomuhangi is a 45-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is married and a mother to four children; three sons and one daughter. One of her sons is in the capital Kampala working, and the rest are still in school. Her eldest daughter is married and is a small scale farmer. Kyomuhangi herself dropped out of school at primary seven and never proceeded due to lack of school fees. Currently, she and her husband both earn a living from small scale farming. They grow food crops like beans, maize and groundnuts both for consumption and sale to earn for their family. Four years ago, Kyomuhangi started experiencing lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with chorionic pelvic uterine myoma undergoing degeneration. A myoma is a non-cancerous tumor, and Kyomuhangi needs to have it removed. As such, she will undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Kyomuhangi's surgery. On February 2nd, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Kyomuhangi will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain she has been experiencing. Kyomuhangi shared, “Over the past four years, I have been suffering, but am now glad that I was oriented to the support [Watsi] offers. I pray that you can help me undergo my surgery so that I can have good health once again and resume with farming so that I can support my family.”

45% funded

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$100raised
$119to go

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