For the next few years, Concepcion lived with the small lump on her head. When she turned 6 years old, her parents took her back to the doctor. They got the same response: surgery wasn’t necessary, and she would have to live with the uncomfortable lump.
During the past six months, however, Concepcion started to feel more and more discomfort. Her teacher began to notice that she was not feeling well and saw that Concepcion kept leaving class to go to the bathroom and splash water on her face to relieve the pain.
This is where your support has been crucial. Concepcion’s older sister, Dolores, is sponsored through our Primary Education Scholarships Project, but Concepcion was not. When their parents reached out to tell us about her illness, we moved her to the top of our waitlist for new sponsored students. Luckily, an existing sponsor decided to sponsor Concepcion.
Because of you and your continuing support, Concepcion was able to get the medical attention she needed. It has been one month since her surgery, and she is now pain free and happier than ever. Her family is relieved to see their daughter feeling better, and we at Pueblo a Pueblo are grateful for your support, which helped to make this happen.
Bonus: Concepcion starred in our "Learn Tz'utujil" video this month! Check it out below: