Pedro Huamanga* needs an oxygen mask. Due to a heart problems he feels like he is suffocating if he doesn’t wear it. Had he been born in Germany or the US 35 years ago, a doctor would have fixed the problem. But he was born in Peru, and now there is nothing that can be done. Pedro is dying.
There is not much the treating doctor, Dr. Kirsten Morigeau can do either. She is friendly and her smile is almost more important than the medication. Yesterday, all the doctors gathered around his bed – not to discuss the diagnosis but to pray.
Pedro is a believer. Do you think his faith will comfort him? Yesterday, he said he was not afraid of dying. He was going home to the Lord. Pedro trusts in God to support his wife and 13 and 15-year old kids. / * name changed