Help Jean McCord with medical expenses in Cuenca, Ecuador

Jean McCord, a well-known writer in Cuenca, Ecuador, needs help with medical expenses to cover a failed hip replacement surgery. Her left hip has dislocated three times after recent surgery, causing severe pain. She is at the IESS hospital in Cuenca but IESS does not have the necessary resources to do the surgery. The three private hospitals in Cuenca that could do the surgery have all refused to accept a transfer of Jean due to IESS’s ongoing financial problems and failure to pay its external medical providers. The cost of Jean’s surgery is estimated to be $30,000 to $40,000 which is also contributing to the private hospitals’ reluctance to accept a transfer. Jean has exhausted her funds.


IESS is seeking a hospital in Quito or Guayaquil to accept Jean to do the surgery, but Jean will need to have someone accompany her out of town as she requires 24-hour accompaniment to keep her calm. Jean will also be facing an extensive rehabilitation period and will need caregivers to provide help with activities of daily living until she gets back on her feet.

Please contribute what you can to help Jean with these medical expenses.

The GoFundMe campaign page is at:

https://gofund.me/2b75b5e8

Mike Casto: 098 452 2104. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

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