The local office for the Honduran Foundation for Kids with Cancer her in La Ceiba Honduras has become one of our most favorite places to visit and support.
This national organization has plenty of private support from within Honduras and serves their country well. The local office which is run by our friend Tesla Welcher is still in need of basics and standardization but is well on it's way to help this underserved region of Honduras.
They help several hundred people in a month and that helps can be anything from free access to diagnostics and treatment of all forms of cancer, to providing transportation, meals, and clothing to their patients and families.
Tesla is the director, fundraiser, administrator, patient coordinator, and many more things.
The job we have witnessed her do that truly exemplifies her true value is that of patient caretaker. Seeing her lovingly support the families she serves and hold the crying kids as they receive painful and exhaustive treatment is one of the greatests gifts we have received since being here in Honduras.
July Team Impact
Our time at the Cancer Foundation included delivering clothing items, and over 100 pounds of medical supplies.
We listened to the kids stories about their fight with cancer, and had an opportunity to play with them, and pray for each of their families before the day was over.
This foundation is a wonderful place to invest time and money.
To hear Tesla describe the stories of each child in her care is both heart wrenching and inspiring at the same time. To hear how much faith she has in the Foundation's ability to treat these patients while also understanding the devastating effects of cancer is hard to take in. Some have beat cancer and it is a wonderful thing. For those who continue to battle it is a great thing that this Foundation exists. People like Tesla are the reason we come to Honduras and support efforts like this.
Connect Global's ongoing commitment
We have committed to Tesla and the local foundation to do whatever is in our power to make her job easier and more efficient. Someone who has this much heart should be supported and given the opportunity to focus on what they are truly gifted to do.