Helping Rosita

A while back, a blogging friend in MA volunteered in El Salvadore and made many young friends. One is in need right now of some medical assistance. If you are feeling like you’d like to help someone this weekend instead of just buying more candy, here is an opportunity for you. Even the price of a bag or two of candy could help this young lady see into a bright future. ❤️

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Something different today…a request…for help…if you can.

I’d like to introduce you to Rosita. She was one of the students that I taught in El Salvador this summer. Rosita is a quiet girl, a little shy; one of the 9th grade girls.

Rosita suffers from a severe form of myopia called “degenerative myopia”. Basically, her eyeballs are rapidly growing longer. It’s a rare condition that can happen to teens and young adults like Rosita. Typically, people with degenerative myopia go blind.

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Rosita’s condition can be treated. In El Salvador, they treat this with a multistep process. First, she has to wear these special eyeglasses for ten months. The photo above is her with her ophthalmologist working on getting new glasses. Afterwards, she will wear contact lenses and then later have an operation. With help from Teaching You (the group with whom I volunteered), Rosita has taken the first step and…

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8 Responses to Helping Rosita

  1. Oddment says:

    Very kind of you to pass this along!

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  2. Joyce says:

    Here is a cause for people like myself who sometimes feel that blanket donations to huge enterprises might not actually make their way to really help someone. Rosita is beautiful and this is a corporal work of mercy in action. It also gives me pause to think about the $200/month income endured in her country as contrasted to the staggering wealth most Americans enjoy. Even the poorest among us could adopt a family in El Salvadore and improve their lives considerably.
    Thank you for passing this on, Judy!

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    • Joyce, you made my heart sing. 🙂 The MA blogger who posted this volunteered down there this summer teaching English as a second language. I feel comfortable donating to this cause because I know it is not a scam and will help this young lady with something money normally can’t buy – eyesight. With the amount of money spent this weekend on candy and costumes, I thought just maybe a few people could donate the price of a bag of candy and together we could make a difference. Thank you, friend. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing this, Judy. It’s truly amazing how little can make a difference to people in other countries and knowing exactly where the money is going is invaluable.

    janet

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  4. germac4 says:

    Wonderful to have volunteers who are making a real difference.. & great to share through blogging..

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  5. Grandma Kc says:

    I am late to read this but I am so glad you posted it. I went to her page and she has met her goal! How exciting is that! Vision is something none of us want to lose.

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