I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Need Your Help

One of the things I haven't blogged about yet is my recent trip to Guatemala. While I was there, I got to go see Baby Alex again. It was wonderful! But, I found out that his whole family had been very sick.

I just got this email from Sharon with Mayan Families:

Alex's grandmother is very , very ill. She is urinating and defecating blood. Apparently, she went to some healer, I am not sure if it was a real doctor or not and he inserted something inside her, I really can't understand what exactly it was but it has really exacerbated the problem that she was already having.

Juan Pablo says that it cannot be cured with medication, she is in urgent need of an operation as quickly as possible. It will have to be done by a specialist and the cost is $1,000 US.

This is obviously a lot of money.

Juan Pablo is the doctor that Mayan Families uses. I don't have $1,000 that I can send - as much as I want to. But, I am going to send some money.

I know that times are tough right now for everyone - but - do you think you could give just a little to Mayan Families to help cover this operation? Even $5.00 would help get us to raising enough money to help this family.

You can donate directly to Mayan Families through PayPal and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

To donate - click on this link - Donate to Mayan Families Put your dollar amount under Healthy Families and then make a note in the Extra Notes section that this is for Baby Alex's grandma's surgery.

Please don't feel obligated to give - but I feel the need to do something.

UPDATED: Information was incorrect - it's actually Baby Alex's GRANDFATHER that is having the problems. He needs to have his prostate removed and it may be cancer. Thanks so much to everyone that has helped so far!!

8 comments:

Krystal said...

Oh dear! I am donating and praying.

Sarah said...

Done... donation sent and prayers beginning.

Andrea said...

After meeting their family, I HAVE to help. I am donating and praying. Miss you!

nikki said...

Oh how sad for this poor family. Sending prayers and a small donation.

Andrea said...

Oh gosh! I got an email from Sharon and she said Grandfather. I was confused. That makes me even more sad. He is SUCH a sweetheart!! Definitely praying now!!

Vanessa said...

My prayers are with this family!! SO many families are in such dire need in Guatemala right now. It was always rough but now it's even worse even the economy!! My heart is there and I can't wait to be there helping again soon!

Kim said...

Hi Kim,
I am glad you put this on your blog page. I had sent money a couple of weeks ago for the aunts and the grandfather to go to the doctor. Sharon contacted me today and I sent the rest of the money so the grandfather will now be able to have his surgury.
We are praying that all goes well.
Kim

Leslie said...

kim,

when does the money have to be sent by? I hope im not to late..let me know...

Praying for this family!

hugs,leslie