Maria lives with her family in Guatemala. She has two sons and a seven-year-old daughter. Her husband works as an agricultural day laborer, and Maria weaves and manages the household.
For four years, Maria has been experiencing seizures. Recently, she began taking medication, which has been largely effective, allowing her to live seizure-free. However, the cause of her seizures is still unknown, and her life remains negatively impacted by her condition. She frequently experiences painful headaches and feels tired.
To determine the cause of her seizures, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, needs additional diagnostic information. Maria is scheduled to undergo testing on January 20. She will receive a full diagnostic work-up, including labs, an MRI, and a consultation to determine the cause of her seizures. Then, our medical partner’s team will develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce the frequency and length of her seizures. This will improve Maria’s quality of life.
While Maria and her husband work hard, they are unable to pay for this expensive diagnostic workup. Wuqu’ Kawoq is requesting $1,044 to fund her procedure.
“I want to see my children grow up well, and then to see my grandchildren,” says Maria.