Maria Ulario is a hardworking woman from Guatemala. She lives with her four children in rural Guatemala.
Maria Ulario underwent a pap smear test with the nurses in our medical partner’s women’s health program, and the results of her pap came back positive. Though Maria Ulario does not currently have symptoms, she still needs to undergo a colposcopy, which is a guided biopsy procedure that removes affected areas of the cervix. A colposcopy is often curative for cancerous or precancerous lesions of the cervix, and it is therefore is the best way to prevent the spread of cervical cancer.
With $218 in funding, Maria Ulario will consult with a specialist who will perform the colposcopy. Even if cancer or pre-cancer is found in her biopsy results, this procedure is often curative. She will be able to continue to work and sustain her family. The procedure is scheduled for September 7.
She says, “I hope this is something treatable. I want to remain healthy for the sake of my children.”