While working with the Cascade Medical Team in Guatemala, Nancy Hughes was moved after hearing an 18-year old indigenous woman’s story. The woman had fallen into a kitchen fire at age two and lost the use of her hands. For 16 years she prayed for a miracle. The medical team provided that miracle and restored the use of her hands.
Working with the Eugene Southtowne Rotary Club in Eugene, the Guatemala Metropoli and Guatemala Sur Rotary Clubs in Guatemala City, and Helps International of Dallas, Texas, Nancy started a project in memory of her late husband, to address the root causes of debilitating respiratory, eye and skin diseases, upper respiratory infections and tragic burns in the indigenous population of Guatemala. These preventable problems, caused by smoky open fires in rural homes, are the leading cause of death among local children.
Article in Eugene Weekly News
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