Give Maria Gladis a Chance to Walk Again

Maria Gladis is an absolutely amazing lady who I lived with in El Salvador when I taught English there years ago.  Within a short amount of time, she became my Salvadorean mom and we've been in touch ever since.  She was the vice principal of the Baha'i inspired elementary school in El Salvador for many years, and helped save the school from closing.  She has affected so many lives, including mine, and now I want to help fund an operation for her to be able to walk again.  A few years ago, she had to have operations because her bones had been weakened over time from her having Polio as a child.  Now she has a prosthetic femur that has shifted out of place and has damaged her knee cap. She needs an operation to shift the prosthetic bone back in place and to reinforce her knee cap.  She does not have insurance anymore because she has been unable to work.  She has been waiting to have an operation in a public hospital as less cost, but that could take up to 3 years.  She lives alone and has had too many hardships to count. Any help is much appreciated :)


  • Nichole Weinstein 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Mona G 
    • $119 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Susan Depaz 
    • $200 
    • 10 mos
  • Jamaliyyih Perez 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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Emily Sadeghi 
Corona, CA
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