Meet Meyling Gutierrez, who was born with VATER Syndrome – which affects her vertebrae, trachea, and esophagus development, and caused several congenital birth defects. Before Comunidad Connect was introduced to Meyling, she and her mother traveled 5 hours by bus to the capital city of Managua every month for three days of appointments with a gastroenterologist, cardiologist, geneticist, and pediatrician.   Juntos Para Salud now provides them private transportation and makes the round trip in one day. This not only improves their access to quality medical care; they also enjoy more time at home with family and friends. The collective effort provided by donors, doctors, and Comunidad Connect field staff offers Meyling and her family invaluable support while tackling life’s tough challenges now and in the future
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