Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala

A microproject by The GOD'S CHILD Project
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
Restoring Health to 5 villages in Guatemala
The doctor gave each patient a compleate exam.
The doctor gave each patient a compleate exam.

Dear Supporters and Friends, 

Thank you for supporting our micro project here in Guatemala, where we are working to restore health in 5 different villages throughout this year. We are incredibly grateful for the sacrifices that you made to help the families, children, and communities we serve. As promised we are very excited to share the results of our first field clinic for 2016!

On Thursday March 10th we were able to see, diagnose, and provide treatment to 56 patients in Santa Catarina Barahona, a small town just outside of Antigua Guatemala. This town was specifically chosen due to its dire lack of economic resources and the number of families affiliated with The GOD´S CHILD Project. The medical team who worked with these community members was made up of 2 nurses, 1 doctor, 2 medical students (who are currently in their last year of medical school), 1 social worker, and 2 staff from The GOD´S CHILD Project.

Each patient was given a complete physical exam consisting of: 

  • weighing
  • checking height
  • vital signs
  • diabetes sugar test
  • and appropriate treatment for each ailment diagnosed

The diagnoses that were treated and are receiving follow up care at the organization's clinic in Antigua include:

  • repertory infections
  • skin infections or irritations
  • diabetes
  • gastritis
  • diarrhea
  • family planning (birth control)

 

With these results, we are as confident as you are that these field clinics are definitely needed in the remaining communities around Antigua and Guatemala. It was truly a blessing to be able to meet, treat, care for and follow-up with the families in this community, and we are all looking forward to the next field clinic in a month or two! As one of the volunteers Erin stated, "taking care of the communities who are lacking resources and live in environments where diseases often affect the families in ways we cannot imagine, is at its roots the most important thing we do. Helping mothers, fathers, grandparents, and of course the children is a blessing that only we can give them through the support of donors, volunteers, and staff who are willing to put the families before their own needs. It is truly a beautiful experience to treat those who at times need some of the simplest of treatments, yet these treatments truly change their lives." 

We hope that you are as moved by this experience as we are and will share the results with your family and friends. As always, we will continue to send you updates as to how this project is going and how you have directly affected the lives of many Guatemalans. On their behalf, I will close with a HUGE THANK YOU for your support for this project and the work we do with the families and children here in Guatemala. 

Many blessings, 

Melissa Schroden
Director of Special Opportunities and Donations
melissa.schroden@anaguatemala.org
The GOD’S CHILD Project | ITEMP (Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons)
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The medical team who treated 56 patients!
The medical team who treated 56 patients!
Testing sugar levels was a big job.
Testing sugar levels was a big job.
Receiving the appropriate medication.
Receiving the appropriate medication.
Everyone helped take vital signs before the exams.
Everyone helped take vital signs before the exams.

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Hello friends and supporters of our micro project 'Restoring health to 5 villages in Guatemala'! 

I am very excited to tell you that due your generosity we have officially raised enough funds to start planning the first two field clinics of 2016! The first one has officially been scheduled for February 24th! During this half-day field clinic we are expecting to see over 50 children along with their parents.  

For the children in the communities, our main objective is to make sure that they are healthy and developing appropriately for their ages. To do this the clinic staff will weigh each child along with take their height and give them a general check up.

As for the adults who attend the field clinic, their health is also very important to us, we will take their blood pressure and give them a complete check up.  Through detecting illnesses early within the parents we are also helping the community be able to provide their children with the opportunities to exceed their current situations through their constant support. 

If there are any health problems detected, and need to be taken care of or addressed further by our medical team the children and parents will be invited to our clinics at the Dreamer Center. Once they become a patient within our clinics they will be able to receive more intimate care by our medical providers.  This is especially important for the infants and young children throughout the communities surrounding Antigua.  

We here at The GOD'S CHILD Project and Casa Jackson are so excited for these field clinics, and we extend a huge thank you to each of you who have helped make this project possible. After the field clinic this month we will also be providing you with the results and pictures. Until then, thank you for your constant support, and please consider talking about us with your family and friends.   

Sincerely,

 

Melissa Schroden
Director of Donations and Special Opportunities

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The GOD'S CHILD Project

Location: Bismarck, ND - USA
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Project Leader:
Patrick Atkinson
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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