November 19, 2020

Hope on Four Wheels

Through Esperança’s virtual health education classes, our educators were introduced to Gabriela.

On normal days, Gabriela was a steadfast single mother of three. She works hard cleaning houses seven days a week so that her children can afford a better life.

The day we met Gabriela was not a normal day.

Her 10-year-old son, Marco, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at birth and has been chair-bound ever since. The small scooter she had been using to take Marco to his various therapies and doctor’s appointments recently broke, and Gabriela was reaching a point of desperation.

“My need was urgent. Marco is a growing boy and I can’t carry him around on my own. We began to miss his appointments,” shared Gabriela. “Work has been very light lately with the pandemic and I can hardly keep up with my bills.”

An introduction to Esperança was all Gabriela needed to provide her piece of mind.

Our team was able to provide Marco a like-new electric scooter, making transportation to and from appointments much easier.

As a result of this connection through the medical supply program, Gabriela began taking Esperança’s Diabetes prevention programming, a culturally appropriate curriculum all in Spanish aimed at preventing chronic disease.

“I am not diabetic, but the disease runs in my family and I need to remain healthy to take care of my children.”

Hope on Four Wheels

Through Esperança’s virtual health education classes, our educators were introduced to Gabriela.

On normal days, Gabriela was a steadfast single mother of three. She works hard cleaning houses seven days a week so that her children can afford a better life.

The day we met Gabriela was not a normal day.

Her 10-year-old son, Marco, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at birth and has been chair-bound ever since. The small scooter she had been using to take Marco to his various therapies and doctor’s appointments recently broke, and Gabriela was reaching a point of desperation.

“My need was urgent. Marco is a growing boy and I can’t carry him around on my own. We began to miss his appointments,” shared Gabriela. “Work has been very light lately with the pandemic and I can hardly keep up with my bills.”

An introduction to Esperança was all Gabriela needed to provide her piece of mind.

Our team was able to provide Marco a like-new electric scooter, making transportation to and from appointments much easier.

As a result of this connection through the medical supply program, Gabriela began taking Esperança’s Diabetes prevention programming, a culturally appropriate curriculum all in Spanish aimed at preventing chronic disease.

“I am not diabetic, but the disease runs in my family and I need to remain healthy to take care of my children.”