Posted on April 15, 2013
Mac found out he had malaria last week – which delayed his travel plans. Malaria takes a brutal toll on the body, but thankfully he received all the treatment he needed and is now in the recovery stage.
As an update, he will be meeting with his doctor early this week to get medical clearance to travel. We will let you know when he receives his travel dates. We’re pausing our fundraising efforts for right now until we get a new price quote from the hospital (since he now needs to rebook his dates), but we’ll keep you updated.
When I went to his house this past weekend, the first thing he told me was about a trans woman in his community was very sick. Even though Mac was still recovering from malaria, he and his friends went and visited her, brought nutritional food that she needed, and connected her with a trans-friendly doctor to make sure she will receive the medicine she needs.
I’m continually impressed by Mac’s care for his community, and very excited to see the work he continues to do after he receives his surgery. Thank you so much for your support!