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Let’s Rally for Zarah: Urgent donations required for her pivotal spinal surgery

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023. 6:12 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: In the face of adversity, the spirit of unity shines brightest. Zarah Castillo, a promising young professional, met with a horrific accident last week that left her paralyzed. But as the saying goes, “Where there’s life, there’s hope.” A potential life-changing surgery offers Zarah a chance to walk again, and the community is coming together to help make it a reality.

Born on May 29, 2000, Zarah has been no stranger to challenges. After the heartbreaking loss of her mother in 2019, she forged on, channeling her pain into determination. Currently working with the Belize Port Authority’s Legal Department and pursuing an Associate degree in Paralegal Studies at Wesley Junior College, Zarah’s ambition of becoming a lawyer shines brightly.

The car accident, a result of a sudden tire blowout en route to the Orange Walk carnival, left Zarah with grievous injuries, particularly affecting her T11 bone. Medical experts from BELIZE HEALTHCARE PARTNERS LIMITED offer a glimmer of hope with a surgery that might restore her mobility. However, the financial burden is significant.

The surgery and associated medical care costs are estimated at $90,350.00, with an upfront deductible of $12,000 USD. Given the financial implications, the community, including notable country music personalities, is pitching in to raise awareness and funds for Zarah’s cause.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to collect donations for Zarah’s surgery. The platform provides transparency and detailed information regarding the usage of the funds.

Here’s How You Can Support:

  1. Donate – Every contribution, no matter the amount gets Zarah closer to her surgery. Direct donations can be made here.
  2. Share – Spread the word. Share Zarah’s story on social media, email, and any platform you can.
  3. Pray – Keep Zarah in your thoughts and prayers. Positivity can be the best medicine.

Zarah’s journey, marked by ambition and resilience, is an inspiration. As she battles this new challenge, it is a call for all of us to unite and stand by her. Let’s come together and be a beacon of hope for Zarah. Together, let’s rewrite her story—one where community love and support can conquer all.


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