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Hello everyone! I wanted to take a few minutes to send you all updates on the medical cases you have helped support. Thank you so much for your generosity and concern for all these families. Being sick is awful without any extenuating circumstances only complicated by the extreme poverty that effects these families. Your support has made a huge difference and we are incredibly grateful for your collaboration!
Families that still need help:
FA-174 Jordan Isai. Jordan is 2 years old and has recently been diagnosed with an extreme and very difficult to control form of epilepsy. He has seizures every time before he falls asleep and wakes up in the night seizing. His fists are constantly clenched and his legs are almost always held straight. The doctors he recently saw suspect that he is both blind and deaf, but have been unable to perform the tests because of his seizures. Right now, he has initiated his treatment process and the doctors are working hard to moderate his medicine to try to minimize the seizures which will hopefully allow for some brain development to occur. He currently has the development of a one month old newborn. He needs frequent check-ups in Guatemala City and monthly medicine. Please consider helping Jordan!
FA-241 Bartolina. Bartolina is the mother of four I have written about who took in the little boy she found abandoned. She found out that she needs surgery to remove the mass under her arm. She already owes $230 for past care and the surgery will cost $1,350. We really want to see her recover and continue caring for her children. Right now, she is in a lot of pain and very worried about what the mass could be. The doctors have identified abnormal cells, but have been unable to give a definitive diagnosis. We just know that the mass needs to be removed. Look for photos soon of Bartolina and her family on the family aid blog and please consider helping her get treatment!
FA-242 Byron Eliseo. Byron is in treatment and staying strong!
#2448 Ingrid Elizabeth. Ingrid is also receiving treatments and experiencing less and less bleeding. We are happy to report that she is doing really well!
#41 Dominga. Dominga is doing very well! The cancer was completely removed and she is receiving treatments to prevent any regrowth of bad cells. Mayan Families Connections was a huge part of raising the funds for the surgery and Dominga and her family are extremely grateful. Your support saved the life of this wife and mother!
As always, please let me know if I can provide more information about any family or if you are interested in providing short or long term support for any of the families suffering with illness. In addition to the cost of treatment, medicine, and travel, families also have increased food needs when they are experiencing these hardships. Thanks so much for your big hearts and generosity. You have been a big part of ensuring the long lives of so many "Mayan Families"