Friends and Family,
It does seem like end of year was more stressing than I anticipated. Our financial crisis was not imagined or foreseen. It seems like emergencies and care for the sick daily took priority and I neglected to acknowledge the serious situation we were in. I thank all our friends and my family, who so generously shared at christmas time, to lift us up. I did have to lay off several good workers in order to survive. Our mission clinic is 46 years in existence. There was no way we could close our doors abruptly. We are a very busy and an important participant of health care in the mountainous region of Guatemala, for the POOR. Health Care should be a HUMAN RIGHT but that is not reality. All over the world, Health Care has become BIG BUSINESS. It is the poor who suffer the most and often die prematurely. We are twelve fewer workers and another six are 50 per cent in the Clinica Maxeña for 2012; we are positive and working together so to improve our status and continue to offer curative and preventive medicine to these beautiful Mayan people who we, as Diocese of Helena Montana, have share our lives with for so many years, as a Mission Parish Clinic. Please continue to share your wealth and love with our Mission Clinic; the Clinica Maxeña, in Guatemala, Central America. THANK YOU. Sheila McShane, RN
You can donate on line at: http://catalog.diocesehelena.org/Guatemala-Mission-c10/ or
you can send a donation to :
Diocese of Helena
PO BOX 1729
NOTE FOR THE CLINICA MAXEÑA
Thank You .....New Year Blessings.
Photo of our New Year Baby, 9 pounds, baby boy, born in our Emergency Room of the Clinic on January 3rd. We were very happy to share in the JOY of the proud parents of their first born son, Blanca and Ricardo.
The Midwife was 70 years old and sought support from our Medical Doctor EVER.