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Why I Go
Jan 28, 2016 by
This photograph of a traditional Mayan grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter reveals the reasons that I have gone on medical trips with Casa Colibrí to northwest Guatemala for the past 13 years and will continue to go in the future. This grandmother has seen many brothers, sisters, children and friends die in her 60 years. Many have died from medical problems that we can easily prevent or cure in the United States. But due to Guatemala’s poverty, and its lack of health initiatives, medical programs, doctors, nurses, and hea...