“Carlos is a good example of why providing emergency help to some diabetics is critical to saving their lives and protecting their welfare,” writes the Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) team from Guatemala.
Carlos is 39-years-old and was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. Already, he’s lost 30-40 pounds and is nearly blind.
“Carlos used to work in construction, but since his illness he’s been unable to work,” the WK team tells us. “In adidtion to being a big blow to his self esteem, being unable to work is part of the spiral of poverty that surrounds severe diabetes. He can’t work because he can’t afford medications; he can’t afford medications because he can’t work.”
The WK team wants to work with Carlos to provide him acute diabetes care to control his blood sugar, help him regain his weight and vision, and get him back to good health so that he can work and care for his family. The cost of the treatment will run at $450.
“I didn’t know diabetes could be this severe,” says Carlos. “I wasn’t sure what to do and where to turn to for help.” Carlos is already halfway there and in good hands with WK, so let’s meet him in the middle and fund his care completely!