It is with considerable sadness that I have decided to write briefly about the passing of Marcia in the barrio El Plan Grande of San Juancito. It has been at least 10 years now that with the help of Cadena de Amor, I have been able to help care for Marcia. Many years ago a team of ours built a shower, bathroom, and wash basin combo for the family of Marcia, Before they only had a 50 gallon drum to dip into to bath and do laundry. We also updated her kitchen and tried to make the house as easy to manage as possible. For you see, Marcia has suffered from the ravages of Parkinson's Disease. We have been able to provide her the needed medicines to minimize her problems. We also removed numerous badly infected teeth that impacted her health and provided her with dentures. What a difference this made for this very poor lady. As various teams cycled through Honduras, we often took extra time to provide Marcia, her husband and two children with needed food supplies. She was always so gracious, friendly, and appreciative. Then about two years ago she suffered the loss of her husband at a young age and learned that she had breast cancer. Working through Cadena de Amor we could get her needed chemo therapy, provided more food, and made her home as healthy as possible. With the onset of covid, she no longer received cancer treatment. She battled on and was so courageous and strong, but in the end her ailments brought an end to her life. I will miss seeing her when I have the opportunity to return to Honduras. Rest in peace, dear friend.
Marcia in the kitchen of her home where you usually would find her.
Marcia with Dra. Gloria in one of the last visit of Cadena de Amor to her home. We had just installed a new chimney to get the smoke out of her kitchen.