A BENEFIT YOU NEED TO ATTEND!
The following appeared as an donated advertisment on the front page of
this week's San Pedro Sun. Natalie Hancock Palen has been the nurse for
doctors in San Pedro for many years now. She worked for Dr. Roberto Torres
and now for Dr. Dan Gonzalez. Natalie is a registered nurse, a specialist in
neo-natal care and a midwife; she and Dr. Dan have delivered many, many
babies in San Pedro in addition to maintaining a family practice. Natalie is
paid $200 per week - in Belize dollars, or $100 per week U.S. dollars. When
that is all you earn, you can't afford health insurance. Natalie has no
health insurance and her friends in the community are gathering together to
help her meet the medical and other expenses she will face in the next few
You can help too. Please feel free to use the subscription form on this
web page to send money to Natalie. Please indicate it is for her and not a
subscription. You can also mail cheques to: Natalie Palen, General Delivery,
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America.
The ad reads as follows:
This Saturday the 5th, 4 p.m. to
Natalie Palen, local nurse, left on Thursday to receive medical
treatment in Houston after being diagnosed with cancer of the breast. She
has no health insurance, and in addition to medical expenses is faced with
travel, lodging and other expenses.
This community knows what Nurse Natalie has done for the community. She
has touched all of our lives.
4 a.m., Central Park
It is now time to help Natalie!
Entertainment (most all the locals - Dennis Wolfe, Tim Budd, etc.) will
be at the park, Donated food and drinks will be for sale and games for the
kids will be available.
In addition, donations may be left at Fido's Courtyard.
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