Emergency Medical Assistance Fund: Segundo Valenciano Fuentes

Category: 
Emergency Funding
Location: 
Tlapa Diocese
Start year: 
2005
End year: 
2005
Total budget: 
$1,875 CDN

Segundo is one of the leaders of the Xalatzala chili project, a dedicated and very hard-working man. One early morning he slipped and fell into a ditch, twisting his leg between some rocks. He lay there for a couple of hours before someone came along to assist him. He had broken his ankle badly and had to have it operated on and pins put in. Not only was Segundo unable to work, but he had to pay over $1,875 CDN in hospital, surgery and medication costs. Mission Mexico covered his medical and transportation costs.