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Maria from Guatemala raised $650 to get healthy.

Maria
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  • $650 raised, $0 to go
$650
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$0
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Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on April 18, 2013.

Photo of Maria post-operation

Maria was fitted with a prosthetic arm that will enable her to live a more active, independent life.

“Maria was born without a left arm, and now she has one,” her doctor in Guatemala writes. “The most amazing thing was what a natural she was. Despite never having had a left arm, within minutes she was already doing complex tasks, such as using a broom, and opening zippers. Maria is excited about how this arm will help her!”

"Maria was born without a left arm, and now she has one," her doctor in Guatemala writes. "The most amazing thing was what a natural she was...

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Maria is a young Mayan woman who was born without a left hand and wrist.

She tries not to let this prevent her from living a normal life, but it’s hard for her to accomplish basic tasks without pain. Maria speaks Q’anjob’al Maya, an indigenous language, but does not speak any Spanish. Because of language, distance, and financial barriers, she has never considered seeking medical help for her problem.

For just $650, Maria can be fitted with a prosthetic arm. She is excited about the possibility of going about her daily life without pain. She also jokes that having a prosthetic arm will allow her to slap her husband if he “gets out of line!”

Maria is a young Mayan woman who was born without a left hand and wrist. She tries not to let this prevent her from living a normal life,...

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Maria's Timeline

  • April 17, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maria. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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