Meet Salvador. This 24-year-old agriculture worker came in for treatment on his foot. The overwhelmingly distinct smell of gangrene told us that what we were about to see … wasn’t going to be pretty.
A year ago, Salvador was injured in a truck accident that completely severed his foot. He was treated at another facility in the area where they attempted to re-attach the limb using tendons, muscle tissue and grafts from his thighs and chest. This kind of surgery would be high risk in the U.S., let alone in the extremely challenging conditions we find common here in the Petén.
As you can see from the photos, the attempt to save his foot failed. The gangrene is advancing rapidly, and we are currently treating him with a high-dose round of antibiotics before determining the extent of amputation needed.
Without surgery — and soon — Salvador will lose much more of his leg than necessary. He is a hard-working young man that just wants the opportunity to get back to work.
The immediate need: Surgery will cost approximately US $1,000, plus he will need a prosthetic (cost TBD by extent of surgery). If you can help with the cost of this surgery, and/or toward the future cost of the prosthetic, please tag the memo line of your online contribution “For Salvador” or send check or money order payable to:
New Covenant World Missions,
PO Box 35968
Canton, OH 44735
Memo: For Salvador
Thankful we serve the God of all hope and healing.
New Covenant World Missions