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“I am inmensely grateful to the Junta de Beneficiencia Luis Vernaza Hospital”

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mvelascoMaria Velasco hails from Catarama, Los Rios Province. At 63 she was suffering from morbid obesity. She weighed almost 400 pounds, 20 of which were attributed to an enormous tumor in her pubic area which kept her in great pain and prevented her from walking. This feisty woman underwent surgery and continues treatment, free of charge, at the Luis Vernaza Hospital thanks to La Junta de Beneficencia's intervention.

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“Now I can move thanks to the treatment I receive”

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navilesSeventy-one year old Nicolas Aviles led a normal life but one day intense bone pain began to appear, suddenly his body became paralyzed and he ceased to walk. The Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil rushed to the rescue and he was transferred to the Hospital Luis Vernaza where the medical attention he required was given free of charge in order to improve the quality of his life.

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“These therapies I receive free of charge have restored my hopes of walking again”

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msaenzFrom a very young age, Maribel Saenz was a victim of physical and emotional violence. After living four years with her husband, he shot her, and damaged her bone marrow, forcing her to live in a wheelchair. After a few years her health problems got worse. Thanks to the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil´s intervention she now receives treatment and medicine free of charge at the Hospital Luis Vernaza and, above all, the hope of walking again.

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