November 19, 2015
Meet Norma, a 10-year-old girl from Guatemala. “Norma is in second grade and loves physical education class, but wishes she could play more,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).
Norma has severe asthma, and she regularly experiences asthma attacks. “She cannot play with the other kids, and, even when she feels well, she fears that if she joins them for a soccer match or a run around the coffee fields, she will have an attack,” WK says.
Norma has gone several years without treatment. Her father works as a construction worker and her mother tends to the house, and they are unable to afford any treatment.
For $595, Norma will receive an inhaler and the medication necessary to help her control her asthma. “She will no longer need to live in fear of having an asthma attack in front of her friends, and will be able to exercise freely,” reports WK.
Norma, who dreams of becoming a teacher, tells us, “I just want to run like a normal kid. I like watching fútbol (soccer), but playing is more fun.”
Meet Norma, a 10-year-old girl from Guatemala. “Norma is in second grade and loves physical education class, but wishes she could play more,...
December 23, 2015
Norma received treatment for her severe asthma.
“Norma has been responding well to medication and now her asthma is under control,” our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) shares.
With their new education and ability to manage her asthma, her mother shares that she no longer feels scared for her child. “Now, she says she understands more about Norma’s condition and can see that her health has dramatically improved,” WK adds.
“Norma is now running and playing with the other kids without fear that she will have an asthma attack that cannot be treated,” WK continues. “Her inhaler is always by her side, and she feels more comfortable to just be a kid.”
“I am not scared anymore. I can do whatever I want, run and play soccer, I am not afraid that I won’t be able to breathe,” Norma shares. “Thank you to whomever made this possible.”
"Norma has been responding well to medication and now her asthma is under control," our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK) shares.