Mario is a social worker at our Arica Site in Chile. He recently fell in a rocky cliff area, resulting in a lumbar fracture of the back.
Photo of Mario before the fallHe had to be treated by an Orthopedic Specialist who prescribed a specially fitted Jewett Type Hyperextension Orthopedic Corset, as well as special slip-on footwear to avoid impact while walking. The cost of both items, including the sizing for the corset, is $835. While both Mario and his wife are employed, their combined income is not sufficient to allow him to purchase these items that are needed to complete his recovery. With their children still in school and fully dependent, there would not be enough money to cover the basic necessities of the family.

Our Chalice Sponsor Site Director has come to Chalice requesting funding assistance to cover this critical need.

Funding Request: $835.00
Critical Need: CAA1017

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.



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