Catalina Ixcopal is a Partner for Surgery patient whose efforts to get medical care are, unfortunately, typical of the 1,000 individuals we will serve in 2019. Eight years ago, Ixcopal noticed a mass growing on her shoulder. After two more years, it was creating significant discomfort. She worried it was malignant. Catalina went to the National Hospital and was told they could not help her. Read More
Sharon Shealy (pictured on the right) is a long-time PfS volunteer who accompanied a recent mobile medical mission. While there, she met with a woman named Aurora who had been seen by a government screening program and was told the hospital was not performing the procedure.
We last met Hernan and his family soon after the Fuego volcano disaster when they were recovering from the trauma, and his three daughters were being treated for burns received during the eruption.
Founders Frank and Linda Peterson are currently in Guatemala for the Fuego Volcano aftermath and bring you the story of one family whose children are currently being treated by Dr. Lourdes Santizo at the Children’s Burn Clinic, Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
This Mother’s Day we share the story of ACPC Health Promoter Marta de la Cruz. For Marta, helping her mother receive treatment during a PfS medical mission led to her work as a Health Promoter.
This past January, Alé van Scoyoc, a junior at Langley High School in McLean Virginia, her father and a Spanish teacher, joined a PfS surgical team in Guatemala.