Two summers ago I volunteered in Yaxunah, Mexico. I was disturbed by the scarcity of basic medical care and frustrated by my inability to help. Fortunately, shortly after I started college, I found Timmy Global Health. The Indiana University chapter is dedicated to expanding access to health care for the people of Xela, Guatemala. We raise money to provide patients with the medical services they need while funding Guatemalan doctors to be present year-round.
Each spring break, after months of preparation, a select few go to Xela, Guatemala to set up a medical clinic. I am excited to announce that I will be going on the medical brigade this upcoming spring break. I feel incredibly lucky to have this opportunity because it is exactly what I want to do with my life.
If you would like to know more about Timmy Global Health, please let me know because I love talking about it. And, if you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.
Here are some examples of where donations go:
-$1,500 funds a surgery and follow up care for a damaged cornea
-$350 funds a hernia operation for a patient referred by Timmy
-$100 treats 200 patients for intestinal parasites
-$50 ensures five patients get the x-rays they need
-$32 provides prenatal care for an expecting mother