Teacher Zenaida Wants to See Again

ENG (ESP abajo)

Hi! My name is Jose, my friend's mother, Zenaida, is going through a really bad time right now in Venezuela and I offered to help her by opening this campaign as they can't open it from Venezuela. Here's what my friend wrote explaining the situation:

Zenaida Castillo, or better known as teacher Zenaida, is a 65-year-old retired teacher, who has dedicated her entire life to teaching, with more than 33 years of experience in primary school, in a humble school from the community of La Cruz in Maturin-Monagas, Venezuela. In July last year (2019), she decided to get an appointment with an ophthalmologist, due to some difficulties with her eyesight, and she was diagnosed with senile cataracts. Recently, cataracts have worsened and her quality of life has diminished (she has started to experience anxiety and panic attacks, which affects her hypertension since her blood pressure rises considerably).

Venezuela is facing the worst economic, social and humantarian crisis in it's history; due to the high costs of the eye surgeries, and that we are not able to afford them on our own since the salaries of the workers are too low, retired teachers do not have health insurance, and their pensions are only worth $1 per month or sometimes even less than that due to Venezuela's hyperinflation situation, we have decided to ask for the help of all of you so that teacher Zenaida is able to get her eyesight back and improve her life quality considerably. All of your help is welcome, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

ESP  

Hola mi nombre es Jose, la mamá de mi amiga, Zenaida, está pasando por un momento terrible en Venezuela y yo le ofrecí abrir esta campaña para ayudar ya que ella no puede hacerlo desde Venezuela. Aquí les dejo lo que ella escribió al respecto:

Zenaida Castillo, o más conocida como la maestra Zenaida, es una maestra jubilada de 65 años, que ha dedicado toda su vida a la enseñanza con más de 33 años de servicio en escuela primaria, en una humilde escuela de la comunidad de La Cruz, en Maturin-Monagas. En Julio del año pasado (2019), la maestra Zenaida decidió acudir al oftalmólogo producto de dificultades en su vista, y fue diagnosticada con catarata senil. Recientemente, las cataratas han empeorado y su calidad de vida se ha visto desmejorada (Ha comenzado a sufrir de ansiedad y ataques de pánico, lo que afecta a su hipertensión ya que su tensión arterial aumenta considerablemente).

Es conocido que Venezuela actualmente atraviesa la peor crisis social, económica y humantaria de su historia; lo que hace que debido a los altos costos de las cirugías para cataratas, y a que no podemos pagarlas por nuestra cuenta ya que los salarios de los trabajadores son extremadamente bajos, los jubilados de educación no poseen servicios de seguro médico, y sus pensiones son de $1 mensual; decidimos recurrir a la ayuda de todos ustedes para que la maestra Zenaida pueda recuperar su visión y mejore su calidad de vida considerablemente. ¡Toda ayuda es bienvenida, y les agradeceremos con el corazón en la mano!

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Jose Ordaz Alfonzo 
Organizer
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Cedar Rapids, IA
Zena Souquett 
Team member
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