Project Health for León was started in part to improve the standard of living for Nicaraguans suffering from illnesses such as rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic fever is the result of untreated strep throat and is common in the Central American nation.
Antibodies that try to kill the invading bacteria that causes the fever also attack similar proteins found in heart valves.
Ruth Garcia Gardado above suffered from rheumatic fever and could not afford the expensive valve-replacement surgery. Project Health for Leon was able to provide the surgery.
Your generous donations will help provide medical care for the poor in Nicaragua.