Category Archives: Medical

A Son’s Desperate Plea on His Mother’s Behalf

Last week, we received a call from a deep woods village a couple hours by car from San Pedro Carchá, Alta Verapaz. A son was calling for his Q'eqchi speaking mother and his voice was so desperate that it touched my heart and we began to try and help. image Elvira has given birth to ten children and the lack of medical care in her region had led to some urgent feminine problems. We made some calls to the local hospital officials and...
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Surgical Relief for Rosmin

image On Sunday afternoon, we received a call from a desperate eighteen year old mother in the Chisec area of Alta Verapaz. Apparently, three year old Rosmin had been battling with a large liver stone for some time. Since they live so far away from a higher level of medical care, they had run all the tests and were given empty promises that were never fulfilled. At 2:00am Monday morning Rosmin and her grandparents boarded their first bus headed to Guatemala City. We...
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Read This BEFORE Bringing Medical Teams/Medicine into Guatemalan Airport

medicine_blogFor many years, medical teams have come to Guatemala and other Central American Countries to give free medical consults and medicine to under privileged villagers who can't afford it. For years, the standard procedure was to trade in Samsonite suitcases for plastic tubs and to fill them up with medicine and check them as baggage. Then upon arrival to Aurora International airport in Guatemala City, the tubs were offloaded onto an awaiting vehicle and then to whatever town where a medical outreach...
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What happens when a team comes to Guatemala

I spoke to the Missionary on the phone recently and learned more of the details that happen before and during a team. Many of the places that they visit and work with when the team travels to Guatemala are not near his home city. The advantage of where he lives is that he can get many of the details for the teams travel processed but he is not near the villages that he is helping now. He goes to the needs of the area. The team that he was helping with...
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