A native of Mexico, Martha Carrillo was only fifteen when her mother died tragically and unexpectedly. Years later, Martha was living a successful life in the Mexican city of Celaya as a mother, wife, and architect when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She says that although she found her diagnosis frightening, she knew that her mom was her guardian angel.
      With her region offering substandard health care to that available in the United States, she was forced to make difficult decisions regarding the enormous expenses associated with her treatment. She finally decided to travel to Houston, Texas, for her medical care—even though she had no idea how she would afford the $11,000 each one would cost. But miraculously, she always seemed to find a way to pay her medical bills— and Martha says she took it as a sign that her mom was taking care of her from above.

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