|Inti and his mother|
If you were a volunteer at Katitawa over the last 20 months, you will never forget Inti. His name is the Kitchwa word for Sun and it fits him very well, because most of the time his face is lit up....Well like the Sun. Even though he is nine years old he is still in Kinder....And his legs are not like the other kids so he can not walk and run like them, but that does not mean he is stationary. He just takes a little longer.
We are planning on taking him to another doctor for a second opinion before starting the procedure. I do have a contact in Baños who just had a complicated operation in Puyo. This is also an option.
Last year we took Inti to see a doctor in Baños and she recommended that we take him for a MRI. However we were not able to have that done because of communication problems between the Doctor in Baños and the laboratory in Ambato.
At this point we are going to proceed as follows: 1..Get a second or third opinion. 2..Get a MRI if needed. 3..Get a firm price for the procedure. 4..Schedule the operation.
Several of the volunteers here at the moment have started a "Fund For Inti". They have already raised more than $500 for the procedure. We have added a Donate Button below if you are interested in being part of this endeavor.