Your donation will help 150 children from the most isolated areas of rural Guatemala to receive free and high quality surgery from international medical teams coming from USA and Canada to correct malformations such as Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Syndactyly, Polydactyly, Microtia, and burns. Your generosity will not only benefit children from indigenous communities, but will also provide ACPC with the opportunity to win an additional US$5,000 at the end of this challenge. So, the more donations we receive, the greater chance we have to win this prize to increase the number of children to receive surgical care.
Why it matters
When surgical care is not readily available, easily treatable conditions such as Cleft Lip and Palate can become diseased with high fatality rates. In Guatemala, the incidence of Cleft Lip and Palate is significantly high, especially in isolated rural indigenous communities where villagers face huge barriers to medical care. Same scenario for children who struggle with other abnormalities as Syndactyly, Polydactyly, Microtia, and Burns. We, at ACPC, strongly believe that in order to help families to break the cycle of poverty, to overcome disadvantages that threaten their well-being, and moreover for our country to develop, we need to invest in health care for our future generations. We are all aware that poverty in childhood can have life-long consequences: vulnerable children less like to access health care, complete their education, and more likely to suffer from poor nutrition which will reduce their ability to reach their full potential and do not contribute fully to social, political, and economic growth. So the legacy of child poverty can last a lifetime, but we can come together and change it for kids who have being left behind. WE INVITE YOU TO become an Angel to our Angels!
Why to trust Asociación Compañero para Cirugía?
Because we are a nonprofit organization that since 2008 has worked in coordination with the Ministry of Health, national and international partners and individuals to provide medical, surgical, and nutritional care for about 8,000 people per year. We have dedicated to identify children as early as one week after birth to receive nutritional support, properly care, and to arrive at the ideal level of health to be provided with prompt surgery by dedicated volunteer and compassionate doctors from Canada and USA, but has also focused on the health and well-being of adults who are provided with the medical and surgical care needed as well as on prevention for cervical and breast cancer for rural indigenous women.
What will your donation pay for?
Asociación Compañero para Cirugia rents a hospital facility in Guatemala city for a one-week period so that surgical teams can provide free of charge surgeries to about 60 patients per week. The rental const for the hospital is local currency Q50,000 per week equivalent to US$6,666 equal to US$111 per patient. The expected amount of $15,000 will cover hospital fee for almost 150 patients. In case the total expected amount is not raised complete, ACPC will keep looking for other sources to complete so that children can have the surgery they desperately need. But…
THERE IS DEFINITELY NO DOUBT THAT WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER BECAUSE FOR THE PARENTS, A SURGERY FOR THEIR KID AT NO COST TO THEN, IS NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE.
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