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Jul 30, 2021

Paralyzed Man Needs Funds for Surgery

A Good Samaritan has taken it upon himself to open up a “Go Fund Me” page to assist an ailing golden citizen raise money for hip surgery. Abner Murrilo was on Facebook one day when he saw a post about Glenn Miller of Belize City who has been paralyzed from the chest down and is now bed ridden.  Abner stepped in and got a doctor to assess the situation. He found out that at least one of the complications Miller is facing can be rectified through surgery. He took us to visit Miller today.


Glenn Miller, Needs Surgery

Glenn Miller

“I am challenged with a wound on my hip. I have a big hole that I would really want to close because it drains a lot. From my chest down to my foot I can’t move, my feet, nothing. I can stand, I can’t walk, nothing. I have been confined to this bed for four years and a couple months. This wound nuh the get better and I would really want ask the public if they could assist me with some kinda help fuh cover this wound to try to move around better. I eena this house from last year March. I not even gone as far as mih gate. Just from here to mih bathroom and back. Everything ah have to pay. If somebody have to guh out suh for me I have to pay. If I have to guh somewhere, cause sometimes Mr. Abner dah the one weh come assist me with the funds and I just have to stretch it. I have garbage. I have urine bucket I have to throw away every day. A guy come and I have to give him five dollars every day fuh do that fuh mih. And sometimes, the funds nuh the deh. Like, for the last three days, no funds nuh deh. I really want get up. I really need help to come out ah this bed. Cause, with this heal up, ah wah could move.”


Abner Murillo

Abner Murillo, Good Samaritan

“We visited a sergeant and he gave us a quote for a surgery. So, we have been trying to raise fund for him. The total cost of surgery was eighteen thousand. That includes the surgery and the time at the hospital and the pre-assessments, post checkups and stuff like that. Apart from that, I really feel like it is necessary to get him into a place where he has his private bathroom, so he doesn’t have to go on a wheel chair and roll outside and use a shared bathroom. I think part of his healing process will be to be in a place where he can actually heal. So, the surgery is about eighteen thousand, and I am also trying to raise the funds as well to get him into a better living conditions, like I said, a part time care taker.”



If you would like to assist Glenn Miller directly, he lives across from the Belize City bus terminal on the compound where Andrea’s tortilla shop is located. You can also make financial donations for the surgery to Murillo’s Atlantic Bank account: 211221998, or call the number 607-2887.  

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