Dianny's medical fund

Dianira Enriquez, better known to all as Dianny, is a 27-year-old Belizean woman from the small island of Caye Caulker. She is one of five children to her father, a traditional fisherman, and her mother, who is a housewife. She is a single mother who juggles many jobs to support her 9-year-old son Antonio and her family, including her younger brother and her parents. Dianny works in the tourism industry, hotels, as well as most recently as a local jewelry artisan. In 2015, Dianny became one of the founding members of Belioness - Belize Lionfish Jewelry, a women’s group with membership of 16 other women from seven coastal communities in Belize. Belioness is a non-profit group that purchases high quality, handmade lionfish jewelry from its members for resale in Belize and internationally. In doing so, the group supports women's economic empowerment and the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef System through incorporating recycled materials and invasive lionfish in its products.

In keeping with Dianny’s community leadership and ambition, she was elected to represent Belioness as a member of their board in 2016 as Area Representative, and later in the year as a member of the Belize Tourism Industry Association’s Caye Caulker Chapter. In January 2017, having demonstrated her passionate and dedicated attitude, Dianny was re-elected to the Belioness board as Vice-Chair.

On Friday June 23rd, while sleeping, Dianny suffered a massive stroke that has left half of her body paralyzed. She was urgently transferred to Chetumal, Mexico where she has been receiving medical care but due to her critical condition, she will be transferred to a hospital in Merida, Mexico for more advanced treatment. Here, she has been diagnosed with a hemorrhage in her brain due to a malformation of her veins and arteries, which caused the bleeding and stroke. She now requires brain surgery that will cost over $15,000 US dollars. This does not include the cost of medical treatment she has already received or the additional medical expenses after the surgery while she stays in hospital in order for her to fully recover.

As a single mother, it is impossible for Dianny to cover her medical expenses. She needs your help.

As Chairperson of the Belize Lionfish Jewelry Group, and on behalf of its other members, we are requesting your assistance in helping to cover these medical expenses so that she is able to receive surgery as soon as possible. Please help us by donating whatever you can to help cover these medical expenses and allow her to fully recover and get back to her son, family and extended family, Belize Lionfish Jewelry Group.

We have already received a pledge from a generous anonymous donor – the donor will match what you raise up to $5,000 US dollars.

Please consider donating to this extremely worthy cause.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mindy Cruz de Cruz 
Miami, FL
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