Meet Isabel, a 49-year-old woman from Guatemala. She and her husband work mostly in agriculture to provide for their six children. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, tells us, “her main priority is being healthy so that she can take care of her children.”
Isabel was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. WK writes, “this was picked up when she came to one of our cervical cancer screening programs. She was asymptomatic (no pain or bleeding), although our nurse was concerned when performing the screening test, as the cervix did look abnormal. The screening tests came back positive for an early stage cervical cancer. In many ways this is good news, because Isabel is totally curable at this stage.”
With $1,475, Isabel will undergo chemotherapy treatment. “This early stage cervical cancer is almost certainly curable. We anticipate that Isabel will do really well through treatment and that she will go on to be strong and healthy for many years, taking care of her family and children,” continues Wuqu’ Kawoq.
Let’s pitch in and keep this mother strong!