Miriam lay in her bed unable to walk and barely able to move. She was born with tumors throughout her body. A Peace Corps worker found her in her parents’ home, unable to give her the medical attention she needed. Through the Peace Corps working with Doctors without Borders, Miriam was able to receive much needed surgery. Unfortunately, the internal damage was irreversible. She needs catheters for the rest of her life. Guatemala lacks the medical supplies she needed and the doctors were forced to send her home with the ones they had, a two week supply. How does someone survive? With help from volunteers and donors such as CureMedical, Amigos de Guatemala is able to provide Miriam with the life-saving catheters. She is now an active young lady who is currently in the 6th grade and loves life.
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