Meyling Gutiérrez

Meyling Gutiérrez

Meyling is 3 years old and lives in the community of Los Robles with her parents and 2 sisters. She was born with a syndrome that affected her vertebrae, trachea, and esophagus development, and caused several congenital birth defects.

Through the Together For Health Program,  Meyling recieves medicine and private transportation. In the summer of 2019, Meyling underwent a successful esophagus replacement surgery.

Raquel Blandon Rizo

Raquel Blandon Rizo

Raquel is 17 years old and lives in the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua with her mother, brother and grandmother. She was born with a cognitive disorder resulting in limited mental capabilities. She is hyperactive, compulsively bites her hands and suffers from seizures.

A patient of the Together For Health program since 2016, Raquel receives medicine monthly and personal transportation to a psychiatrist in Jinotega every two months. This support improves her quality of life and alleviates the financial burden.

Priscilla Granados

Priscilla Granados

Priscila is a 9 year old with Downs Syndrome from the community of San Esteban, Nicaragua. She lives with her mother, Elizabeth, her father, Francisco, and little sister, Francis.

Every two months she visits a pediatrician and endocrine specialist in Managua for evaluations. She also receives medicine for migraines and pain and vitamins for healthy growth. Despite her condition, Priscila has not fallen behind her peers academically.

Leyla Lopez

Leyla Lopez

Leyla is 38 years old and lives with her mother in the community of Los Robles. 10 years ago, she experienced a traumatic event and now suffers from depression. Leyla’s emotional instability inhibits her capacity to work or live independently.

The Together For Health program provides frequent transportation to a psychologist and medicine that helps minimize her anxiety and increase her overall happiness.

Keyler Granados

Keyler Granados

Keyler is a 10-year-old with autism who lives in the community of Los Robles with his parents, 2 siblings and his aunt. He has difficulty focusing and suffers from seizures.

Since enrolling in the Together For Health program, Keyler’s convulsions have decreased and now tolerates wearing clothes. His mother, Rosario, appreciates the “great rest” that the Together For Health program provides for her and her son.

Brenda Navarrete

Brenda Navarrete

Brenda is a quiet 18-year-old mother who lives with her husband and mother-in-law in the community of Los Robles. For most of her life, she has suffered from chronic depression. With less than a year of enrollment with the Together For Health Program, Brenda’s mood and overall happiness have improved. The program provides medicine and monthly house visits to improve the quality of life for her family.
ESPERANZA DE JESÚS RIZO GONZÁLEZ

ESPERANZA DE JESÚS RIZO GONZÁLEZ

Doña Esperanza is a 77-year Brigadista (Community Health Volunteer) who lives with her adult sons in the community of Los Robles. Several years ago she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes which has contributed to poor blood circulation.

Since enrollment with the Together For Health program, Esperanza has received treatment that improves her quality of life.

INOCENCIO ALTAMIRANO

INOCENCIO ALTAMIRANO

Don Inocencio is a74-year-old who lives in the community of San Esteban with his wife, Maria, and daughter. A stroke about 6 years ago left him with pain in his bones, limited mobility of his arm and walking difficulty. He also has a chronic obstructive pulmonary illness.

Through the Together For Health Program, Inocencio receives the support that lessens the burden of the family and improves Inocencio’s quality of life.

FLAVIA ESTHER CASTRO DÍAZ

FLAVIA ESTHER CASTRO DÍAZ

Flavia is a 48-year-old Brigadista (community health volunteer) who lives in the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua with her children and granddaughter. She suffers from seizures and most recently insomnia.

Through her enrollment in the Together For Health program, Flavia receives medicine that improves her quality of life and consultations with a psychologist once a month.

JHONNY ALFREDO BLANDÓN

JHONNY ALFREDO BLANDÓN

Jhonny is 15 years old and lives in the community of Los Robles with his grandmother Rosario and mother, Fatima. His sister is Raquel, also a patient of the Together for Health Program.

A few years ago, Jhonny started to have severe migraines and now receives medicines that are improving his quality of life.

Gerson Javier Castro Olivas

Gerson Javier Castro Olivas

Gerson is 10 years old and lives in Los Robles with his mother, Ruth, brother, and step-father. He was first enrolled in the Together of Health program in 2016 after he was diagnosed with ADHD and social anxiety.

Since beginning his medicine, Gerson has improved dramatically in school and among her peers. As part of his treatment, he sees a psychologist every month and a psychiatrist every two months

Ligia Cristela Castro

Ligia Cristela Castro

Ligia is a 13 year old from the community of Los Robles who suffers from arthritis in her hands. She lives with her mother, siblings, and nieces. Her father was Don Armando, a patient of the Together for Health program who tragically passed away in 2018.

Through her enrollment in the program, Ligia receives gel for pain and anti-swelling and has an appointment scheduled with an orthopedic doctor for late 2019.

JESUS ABDIEL LOPES CHAVARRIA

JESUS ABDIEL LOPES CHAVARRIA

Jesus is a 14 month old who lives with his parents in the community of Los Robles. He was born with a cleft palate. Currently, he is unable to receive surgery because of recurring seizures that doctors have been unable to determine the cause of.

Jesus joined the Together For Health Program in February of 2019. Every month he visits Managua for evaluations with a specialist. His mother, Mirna, is extremely grateful for the support, both financially and emotionally.

 

Miguel Angel Diaz

Miguel Angel Diaz

Miguel is 34 years old and lives in the community of Los Robles with his wife, Magaly, and their two children. He has tragically has been plagued by brain tumors. The first tumor was removed with 27 sessions of radiation treatment, however, two 2 years later a second tumor was found. The removal of this tumor left him blind and suffering from occasional seizures.

Miguel and his family have a long road ahead of them as they adjust to the reality of the situation. Through the Together For Health program, Miguel receives medication for the pain and seizures and visits to a brain surgeon in Managua once a month.

Maria Lourdes

Maria Lourdes

Maria Lourdes is 29 years old and lives in the community of San Esteban with her husband, Francisco, and daughter, Francis. Since she was a teenager, Maria has suffered from severe seizures that leave her feeling “lost and confused”.

Through her enrollment in the Together For Health program, Maria receives medicine that reduces the frequency of her seizures and transportation to a general physician once a month.

JUAN CARLOS ALANIZ ALTAMIRANO

JUAN CARLOS ALANIZ ALTAMIRANO

Juan Carlos was born with a condition called infantile cerebral paralysis. He has never been unable to walk, feed or clean himself on his own. He lives in the community of Los Robles with his mother, Yolanda, father, and brothers. His family cares for Juan Carlos working to give him the best quality of life possible.

Through the Together For Health Program, Juan Carlos receives medicine to control his seizures and vomiting.

BLANCA NUBIA GUTIÉRREZ RIVERA

BLANCA NUBIA GUTIÉRREZ RIVERA

Blanca is a 38-year-old who suffers from epilepsy and is mentally handicapped. She lives in the community of Los Robles with her husband and son.

Through the Together For Health Program, Blanca receives vitamins, medicines to control her seizures and access to specialists in the nearby city of Jinotega.

GABINA HERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ

GABINA HERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ

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Dona Gabina is a 74 years old who lives in the community of Los Robles with her daughter, Sofia, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. About 5 years ago she had a stroke which resulted in her inability to walk without help, and difficulty speaking.

Through the Together For Health Program, Gabina receives medicine for her pain, eye irritation, high blood pressure and seizures

CRISBELL YUNEIDY GUTIÉRREZ PICADO

CRISBELL YUNEIDY GUTIÉRREZ PICADO

Crisbell is an 11-year-old who lives in the community of Los Robles with her mother, Tanya, 3 siblings, and stepfather. An accident as a baby left her mentally handicapped and with decreased motor skills. Drs. Ben and Karen first met with Crisbel in 2015 and began to prescribe medicine and physical therapy exercises.

Since her enrollment, Crisbell’s temperament and mobility have improved and Tanya always waits enthusiastically for the Thrower’s next visit.

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