For those of you that are familiar with the “Papusa Lady”, Ms. Flores, that owns the Waraguma restaurants on middle street. She has a son Juan Pablo who is 14. We have become very good friends with their entire family over our last seven visits to AC. We got an e-mail from his brother Oscar that said that Juan Pablo had an aneurism Wednesday morning and was taken to Belize City to the hospital. I have been trying to get info and finally got a hold of Oscar on the telephone. He told me that yesterday morning Juan Pablo was getting ready for school and had a seizure and fell. They took him to a local doctor who promptly got him to the Government hospital in Belize City. He had a CAT scan done and it showed that he has a deep aneurism in the brain. He is conscious and stable but needs surgery in Guatemala as soon as he is well enough to travel. The good news so far is that he has not had any more seizures since yesterday and there has already been a doctor that flew in from Guatemala to evaluate him. Please keep Juan Pablo and his family in your prayers.
I know things are tough for all of us in this economy but for those of you that are able and willing to donate a few dollars, I have created a paypal donation account for the family and can be accessed at the following link. Or you can send paypal money to RipperAJ@yahoo.com Paypal donations for Juan Pablo Flores
I am an airline pilot and am able to travel down to Belize city and give the Flores family the money personally.
Adam and Jennifer Ripper
Jennifer is on the far left, Adam is on the far right next to Juan Pablo in Red shirt