DONATING ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET

     
     
    Eu Chepi's wife's leg
    National hospital in Huehuetenango wanted to amputate Natividad’s leg. Eulalia thought the leg could be saved, gave a week’s supply of antibiotics (donated from a friend’s medicine cabinet), and showed her husband how to clean the infection. Nov 30, 2005.
     
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    Chepi and Natividad, a happy couple. April 9, 2006.
     

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    Eulalia and Sister Rosa in the convent of the Maryknoll hospital in Jacaltenango. Note the list on the table of medicines needed by the hospital.
     

    DONATING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO QUAKER MEDICAL STUDENTS

    This is a letter from Miguel Angel Costop, Director of the Friends Scholarship/Loan Program. He, Meme Romero and Jaime Torres run the program in Guatemala. Miguel Angel speaks his native Mayan language Kaqchikel, Spanish, and as you can see in his letter, fluent English. Miguel Angel recently got his MBA in Guatemala. Miguel Angel, Meme and Jaime run a terrific scholarship program in Guatemala on behalf of the Redwood Forests Friends Meeting in California.

     

    Dr. Eric P. Neibart, infectious disease and internal medicine in New York City, donated a new stethoscope to the Quaker program. He also donated medicines to the Maryknoll hospital in Jacaltenango.
     
    April 9, 2007

    Dear Don,

    Here is the student who got the stethoscope.

    His name is Ernesto Estrada Atz, a 30 years old man from Aldea Xejuyú, San Martín Jilotepeque in the department of Chimaltenango. He entered the third year of medicine this year in the San Carlos University. He comes from a very humble family from San Martín, one of the most hit towns in Chimaltenango during the violence of the 80’s. His father was a promotor de salud and did a lot of social work with the campesinos in his area, but he was killed by the army. Probably because of that Ernesto always felt a strong wish to become a doctor. He has had to struggle against many problems in order to keep studying medicine. He has failed twice because of many factors, especially money. In the years before entering our program he has had to work part time in order to survive at the university and this has affect his studies. He is currently very active in his aldea since he studied some veterinarian course given by a foreign NGO and attends the animals of the campesinos in his aldea. For some of them he is already a doctor. We are attaching two pictures, taken the day we gave the stethoscope to him. If you need a letter or something from him let us know and we will ask it during the conference. Sorry for the delay on reporting this to you, we kept forgetting it and before I do it again I decided to write now.

    Thank you very much for all your support,

    Miguel Angel

    Ernesto-stethoscope
     

      QUAKER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

       
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      Eulalia Paiz with Dr. Anouk Amzel, second from left, and Dr. Amzel’s pediatric residents at a Columbia Presbyterian Hospital clinic, New York City, February 2007. Eulalia “shadowed” Dr. Amzel and her residents for almost two months, January and February 2007.
       

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      Quaker scholarship student Eulalia Paiz from Jacaltenango doing an “Observership” in pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital clinic in New York City with Dr. Steven Caddle, left, and resident Dr._________. April 2007
       
       
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      Eulalia Paiz with Maryknoll sister Jean Robles who taught nursing in Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango. Eulalia and Sister Jean are in the Maryknoll Sister museum in Maryknoll, NY and pointing to the application signed in thumb prints by residents of Jacaltenango requesting the Marknoll hospital in the early 60’s. Eulalia was one of sister Jean’s nursing students.
       

      STUFFED ANIMALS FOR KIDS IN HOSPITALS

    PEDIATRIC WARD IN MARYKNOLL HOSPITAL IN JACALTENANGO, HUEHUETENANGO. THE COMPUTERS ARE PACKED WITH STUFFED ANIMALS AND CLOTHING AND THE STUFFED ANIMALS GIVEN TO KIDS.
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      Ward in Maryknoll hospital in Jacaltenango. When the hospital was built in the 60’s (?) there were no roads into Jacaltenango. Everything for the hospital was brought in by mule, horse, or helicopter.

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