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!