July 3, 2012
We only need $9,448.25 more pesos !
Thanks to our latest donor Helen A LeRoy
A CHALLENGE FROM THE MARGARITA CHALLENGE!
The Margarita Challenge has donated $20,000 pesos to help Marianna receive her 2nd hip replacement and is challenging other individuals, groups of individuals or organizations to help meet the goal of $20,000 pesos!
Many of you may know Marianna as she sells her art and leather goods at the Tianguis in La Penita and Guayabitos.
Marianna is a vibrant young woman who just turned 50 this spring and who struggles to walk, using crutches to help with balance. Her back is straining to compensate and Marianna is in constant pain.
The hip operations was long overdue but Marianna was unable to have the replacement done due to the on-set of breast cancer 5 years ago. One of her breasts was removed. Last spring Marianna received the good news from the doctors that she was free from cancer and could go ahead to have her hips replaced.
However, the prosthesis alone cost $41,124 pesos plus additional expenses such as X-rays, blood analysis, transportation to and from Guadalajara, medications and electro-cardio gram. The cost of the hospital and specialist were minimal but in total, an impossible amount of money for Marinna and her husband, Cristobal to save.
The Margarita Challenge along with members of this community came forth to help. A special thanks to the Margarita Challenge who donated $25.100 pesos to help purchase the first prosthesis and to successfully receive her first hip replacement!
Marianna urgently needs her 2nd hip done before permanent damage occurs to her spine. Due to the pain, Marianna twists her body as she walk The specialist wants her to have it done as soon as possible. She has no money and needs to raise at least $50,000 pesos of which $41,000 pesos is the cost of the prothesis. The other $9,000 pesos are the costs of blood tranfusions, X-Rays, medications and electro-cardiogram. The cost of the hospital and the specialist are free.
Please consider helping to pay for Marianna’s 2nd hip replacement! We only need $9,448.25 more pesos !
Donations to Marianna’s fund to date:
Email money transfer, bank deposit or by mail. Contact: email@example.com
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