Living in Honduras for the past 8 years has been an amazing adventure. People often ask me what's a normal day like for me. Well, there is nothing normal about any day of my family's life in Honduras. It's an adventure. I hope to be able to share some of our daily adventures and experiences through this blog. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Paola Salorzano

This is sister Paola Salorzano. She has been battling cancer since 2007 and it appears that she has just about WON the battle. It started with a tumor on one of her ovaries. She had surgery and that tumor was successfully removed. Soon thereafter it was discovered that she had another tumor on her colon, it was the size of a grapefruit. She had another surgery to remove the tumor but they were not able to get it all, it was too wrapped around the colon. She then start chemotherapy treatments to shrink and destroy what was left. 8 months ago she was bed ridden and had all but given up. Christ's words to Lazarus's family encouraged her and she found hope in the scriptures and decided that she would continue to fight.
When she was in my office on Monday she was truly a living testament to God's faithfulness and her faith was very contagious as well. Her hair has just finally begun to grow back in. She still lacks a final round of chemo, a CAT scan, and a final surgery to remove the residuals of the tumor that was on her colon. She can get all of this taken care of for $2000. Sister Paola is 43 years old and a lifelong member of the church. She is a single parent with a 16 year old son. I think that it would be money well spent if we could come up with the funds to help sister Paola. Let me know if you have any ideas.


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