Thank you for all your support for Jean McCord

Jean McCord is now out of the hospital after surgery at Santa Ines. Her friends at the Cuenca Writers Collective and throughout Cuenca would like to thank everyone who generously donated to her fund-raising campaign. We were able to raise enough funds to pay for her surgery thanks to help from Soledad Riquetti, owner of La Yunta restaurant.

Jean and her friends are all incredibly grateful for the amazing display of support in her hour of need. Thank you especially to Soledad Riquetti and Mike Casto, and the many other people who helped out in this emergency. Thank you also to Dr. Romulo Idrovo, Jean’s orthopedic surgeon who performed the third surgery at Santa Ines.

Jean still faces a long recuperation after three surgeries and has to learn to walk all over again. She will need to have 24-hour caregivers for the next 4-6 weeks. If you would like to make a contribution, Jean’s GoFundMe campaign is still active for a little while longer – go to

Alternatively, you may go to La Yunta restaurant and leave a donation there with owner Soledad Riquetti. La Yunta is located at Ave 1 de mayo, between Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal. Most taxi drivers know where it is.

Ann Fourt

City: Cuenca