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Nubia from Mexico


Nubia is a 17 year old student from Healing the Children Wisconsin’s Adopt-a-Student program in Citlaltepec, Mexico. She suffered for years with terrible headaches and very poor vision caused by an eye condition called strabismus. She also needed glasses to correct astigmatism. In the spring of 2015, HTC-WI arranged to have Nubia receive surgery in Mexico and then be fitted with her first pair of corrective eye glasses.

Nubia told us that after her surgery she feels like a new person. She is elated that she can now live a normal and active life. Her surgery was made possible in part by a donation from school children in Little Chute, Wisconsin through the Adopt-a-Student program.

Adopt-a-Student Program

Healing the Children Wisconsin formed a collaboration with St. John School in Little Chute, Wisconsin to implement an Adopt-a-Student program in Citlaltepec, Mexico. Families in northeastern Wisconsin have the opportunity to sponsor a child’s educational needs each year. The money that sponsors donate pays for a uniform, shoes, backpack and school supplies for a needy child in this small rural community in Mexico.

Students in Citlaltepec and their sponsors in Wisconsin are encouraged to write to each other to foster an on going relationship. Since the children write in Spanish and the sponsors in English we work with the University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley to translate the letters. Students from St. John School do a yearly fundraiser to help the Citlaltepec schools and to help individual students with medical needs like Nubia.

Students in Mexico
Students in Citlaltepec, Mexico

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