We wish for volunteers with open heart and open minds
to listen to the children and help with mission needs
at the warehouse, on the reservation, in the jungle
and whereever our help and love our needed.
If you are unable to give a donation or your time,
prayers, believes and hope are always needed and free to give.
I have just
where I have met Marco Antonio Morales Maldobnado, who is eight years
old. My husband Bob and I were asked if we would take the time to meet
this little boy who has had
for the last five years. The day prior to us meeting Marco, he had to
travel for his weekly treatment to Merida and back, all in the same day.
Know that it takes him and his Mom five hours by bus, each way. Can you
even imagine doing this for your child weekly? The cost is
prohibited, when money is not available only by her mother selling tacos
in the street, when not taking care of her sick child. When going
for his treatment they have to purchase their own port a site in order
to receive his chemotherapy, which is 200 peso's or $20.00.
When Bob and I were picked at the ferry by Ricardo and his wife, we truly did not know what to expect when going to the home of Marco. We were met by Mariela and Francisco, Marco's older brother. We were welcomed as old family in a true Mexican small home, decorated with a boggabelia at the sidewalk of the home, fully in bloom. Their home, truly was a home that you could sense the love and hope that surrounded those walls.
Mariela is thirty one and will do anything to have her child receive the best treatment that one could receive. I asked her for the name of her son's doctor and she stated that he would be away until the end of March. I asked what happens if there were an emergency and she stated that she wasn't sure what they would do. Our conversation started with one of hope and trust. Marco was fully engaged and wanted to be part of all that was happening. Marco is a boy who wants to live and is very strong. He does not go to school and showed his area where they place the port -a site in. Know that he has lost his hearing because of the chemotherapy side effect.
As in the past, I would like to find a way to have Marco and his Mom Mariela brought to the United States and be seen and treated by a pediatric oncologist. He is stable at this time, and the doctors in Merida said that if he should have another downfall, it could be his last. Time is of the essence!
A Mothers love is universal. I remember a time when the peso devaluated at unbelievable proportions and the Children's Cancer, Casa del Amistad asked if our Mission of Love could obtain some chemotherapy drugs for the children with cancer. I made many calls of compassion and within no time we had an unbelievable amount of supplies for the children. At that time I had to hand deliver the aid to Mexico City , Mexico.I was met at the airport by the Director of Casa del Amistad. ( Foundation to Protect the Children with Cancer). We went directly to the Casa del Amistad Cancer Center and saw first hand the need of the children; they would come to the center, receive their treatment and then in turn, sleep it off in the bus stations. I looked at those mothers and their children and realized that they too, wanted a chance at survival for their child, just like we do, here in the United States . A mother's love for their child, is universal. There were no words, when I left the Pediatric Oncology Center in the heart of Mexico City . I saw first hand, the lack of medical supplies that this country and most third world countries have in regard to treating their ill.
While we were in Mexico there was a fire that destroyed twenty homes. There were no fire trucks, No insurance, and no way of rebuilding. Twenty families, hundreds of Mayans homeless.
We were asked if we could obtain an ambulance for Chiapas , by Manuel Jimenez. Manual stated that this would take care of many Mayan communities in case of emergencies. He also asked if we could help with the 100 Mayan families on Isla Mujerus, Mexico, to build a cultural center where they could do their traditional Mayan work and then sell it for their families. Similar to the Chamber of Commerce building in Kyle, South Dakota - Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, that our Mission of Love built.
Bob and I asked if there was anything at all that there family was in need of at this time for the children. Know that Mariela, broke down in tears and stated that the fact that we came to see her family and gave her a glimmer of hope was more than she could ask for. Ricardo stated that this was the first time that she had cried. We left what we had, $150 and that will take care of next weeks treatment.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND A Portable Nintendo for the boys AND SOME SHUNTS, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Know that our work of Love continues, on a daily basis.