Pedro Poot's 2 broken ankles!

$2,440 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 12 months
Marcia Kirby  DECATUR, IL
My name is Marcia Kirby.  On March 12, 2016 my dear friend Pedro Poot fell 3 meters from a tree while he was trimming a branch away from his home in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   Pedro broke both ankles as a result of the fall.  As I talked with him today he was in the process of contacting his clients to cancel their guided trips to various archaeological zones in Quintana Roo and Yucatan.  

Pedro is a self employed archaeological tour guide.  Unfortunately, in Mexico there is no social safety net for loss of income due to injury.   I am asking our friends for financial assistance to help pay medical bills and cost of living for Pedro and his family.  Pedro is confined to bed rest and cannot walk.  His injury will take at least two months to heal.   

I know in my heart how thankful Pedro will be for any financial assistance that can be provided during this difficult time.   Pedro's friendship is a treasure and a blessing to me.  I am confident that other friends feel the same.
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Update 4
Posted by Marcia Kirby
10 months ago
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Our good friend, Pedro has made some great progress healing recently! Pedro can now use crutches and is no longer completely wheelchair bound.

Another update will be posted after the next doctor visit. For now, Pedro is content passing a bit of time reading Macduff Everton's brilliant publication, The Modern Maya that has been translated to Spanish and delivered to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Thanks to everyone for your generous donations. Your contributions have made a difference.

Big love, Marcia
Week 10. Pedro has new crutches!
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Update 3
Posted by Marcia Kirby
12 months ago
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Hello Peter Sprouse!

Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit our dear friend, Pedro yesterday. It is so great that you two were able to meet in person! Pedro so appreciates your compassion and concern. The compression boot will be a big help as Pedro's condition continues to improve. You put a smile on Pedro's face. That my friend, is priceless! Abrazos! Marcia
Pedro with Peter Sprouse
Compression boot.
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Update 2
Posted by Marcia Kirby
12 months ago
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Good news! Our good friend Pedro is out of bed and now has a wheelchair. Pedro's doctors are still in the process of evaluating his progress and will determine soon if surgery is indeed necessary. Pedro wishes to once again extend his thanks for your expressions of kindness.
Yuum bo’otik tesh Lakesh!
March 22, 2016
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Update 1
Posted by Marcia Kirby
12 months ago
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On behalf of Pedro and myself we wish to thank everyone for their gestures of generosity, support and kindness. Your donations are sincerely appreciated. The funds will be used to get Pedro on his feet and back to work guiding.

I will have more information next week after Pedro meets with the doctor and hospital staff to determine when surgery will be scheduled to set his broken bones. For now, bed rest continues and pain is managed by medication.

Pedro would like all of you to know how thankful he is for everyone's amazing expression of compassion. God bless!
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$2,440 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 12 months
Created March 16, 2016
Marcia Kirby  
JT
$50
Jyrki Talvitie
11 months ago

Para una recuperación rápida!

GL
$200
Guillermo Lopez
11 months ago

Get well soon.

ME
$75
Marcy Essy
11 months ago

Thank you for helping a good friend. What kindness. Get better soon.

PC
$100
Paul Coles
12 months ago

Get well my friend!

$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
$50
Karen Pelletier
12 months ago
JB
$100
Jean Biennemann
12 months ago
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1
LW
$100
Laura B Wolfe
12 months ago
SO
$50
Sushila Oliphant
12 months ago

In Lak'ech! Get well soon - don't become a Mayan ruin yourself!! LOL!!

BC
$25
Barbara Carter
12 months ago
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