Last March I had the opportunity to spend spring break in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, with a medical brigade from the Indiana University chapter of Timmy Global Health, where I scribed and translated for doctors, took vitals, and filled prescriptions for patients.
Timmy Global Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to sustainable health care in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nigeria. It organizes medical brigades that return to the same areas every few months and funds advanced treatments for patients in hospitals. The Indiana University chapter raises money and vitamins for our partner organization, Pop Wuj, which is a Spanish school that also runs a free health clinic in Guatemala. The yearlong efforts from our students help fund the clinic and provide the resources it needs to function in Quetzaltenango and the rural communities it travels to.
Please help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 this year by donating to my page! Any amount goes a long way. Just $10 covers the cost of an x-ray for one patient, $32 provides prenatal care to an expectant mother, $100 treats two hundred patients for intestinal parasites, $350 funds a hernia surgery for a patient referred by Timmy Global Health and $1,500 funds a surgery and follow up care for a damaged cornea. Please consider donating to our cause. Our proceeds will go directly to support the patients we serve in rural Guatemala.