Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Enabling Mobility Part II: Maria Judith's Story
Grace White
blog image As a child, Maria Judith suffered from a disease that caused a catastrophically high fever. With no access to basic medical care this fever left a lasting impact on her brain; keeping Maria Judith from being able to speak or control her limbs. The impact on her family has reached a critical point in

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Enabling Mobility Part I: Jose's Story
blog image Jose lives in San Antonio Palopó, the poorest community on Lake Atitlán. His house is perched at the top of the hill, with beautiful panoramic views of the lake and its three volcanoes. This view is lost on Jose, who has not been able to leave his house for years.Fourteen-year-old Jose

Monday, January 18, 2016
Supporter Appreciation: Bringing Specialists to Those Who Need it Most
Med Coordinator
blog image Healthcare in Guatemala can be expensive and difficult to access for rural and indigenous populations, and for those in need of specialist services the situation is even more dire. Most specialists are not part of the public health care system; instead they are often private providers located in Gua

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Children with Special Needs: Delia's Story
Grace White
blog image On a Saturday night, five-year-old Delia came down with a fever. Without access to medical assistance, and with no transportation to the hospital, Delia’s condition grew worse. A day later she suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage. Born into poverty and limited by cerebral palsy, Delia’s pat

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Stories from the Field: A Five-Year-Old Girl With a Cerebral Lesion
Grace White
blog image Situated at the very top of San Jorge de La Laguna, Ashley and her family live in one room that is only accessible by three steep sets of stairs stuck to the side of the mountainous topography of the surrounding area. With precarious zig-zags and a near vertical ascent, it is taxing to climb ev

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Children With Special Needs: The Story of Lesly, a Child with Brittle Bone Syndrome
Grace White
blog image Immediately mobile in her wheelchair, I was greeted by a smiling 10-year-old Lesly accompanied by her mother and brother when I went on a home visit in San Jorge. Getting around San Jorge, a town with steep, cobble stone hills is even more challenging than most readers would think. The hills are so

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