Families go to great lengths to access care through the Iowa MOST mission in the western highlands of Guatemala. Diego, the 13 year old uncle, carefully carried his one year old nephew in for his procedure. The baby’s mother who speaks a Mayan dialect came too with her younger child. Because Diego understands Spanish he was the recipient of all surgical information and discharge instructions. Nurse Katie Guckert explains medications and precautions to Diego,
which he then shared with the baby’s mother. They rode the bus for hours and worked out this system so the baby could receive the care. These families changed our lives!
— in Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Submitted by Jacque Andrew