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Letter From the PfS Board President – December 2019

By December 10, 2019December 11th, 2019Stories

Thank you for your help following the Fuego volcano eruption!

Dear Donors,

As you may recall, Partner for Surgery made a special appeal for funds to support burn victims when the Fuego volcano erupted near Antigua in June of 2018. Donations were used for patient travel and other expenses for the numerous trips to the Guatemala City burn clinic where patients received care for over a year. Support was generous and with the remaining funds we were able to purchase some of the very expensive compressive wrap necessary to keep skin grafts in place. The cloth finally arrived from an Asian supplier in October and volunteer surgeon Lourdes Santizo and the hospital staff were very appreciative.

We very much appreciate and need your support in keeping our mission possible. Several generous donors in Guatemala have committed to match up to $12,000 in donations. Donations can be made online at or by check to the PO Box below. If you have an IRA, some or all of your annual Required Minimum Distribution can be sent as a donation to PfS as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. This will reduce your taxable income by the amount of the donation. This is a transaction that can be easily executed by the financial organization managing your IRA.

Best wishes for the holidays, and a Happy New Year from the PfS Board!

Beatriz Coningham, President
Partner for Surgery
PO Box 388
McLean, VA 22101


Top image: Ariel Marroquin, PfS Director of Development; clinic tailor Connie Corado; administrator Lucy Corrado; and Frank Peterson, PfS Treasurer, celebrate the delivery!