How to help a dying mother get the medical care she needs
MEXICO CITY (AP) A dying mother has found a way to get a $5,000 donation from a local sports bar that has been serving her since she was a baby.
Mama Ana Torres, 65, is recovering at a hospital in the capital of Chiapas after her husband of 33 years, Mario, died last month of complications from pneumonia.
He was 55.
Her two sons, who are 18 and 18 years old, have taken over running the family business, which is run by their father.
They say the money is crucial to getting her on her way.
A family friend told the Associated Press that Torres is receiving chemotherapy treatments that are designed to prevent pneumonia, but doctors say they are not able to save her.
They are trying to determine how much of her lung tissue is still alive and if she can be given a shot of a chemotherapy drug.
Torres, who has not given birth to a child since she gave birth to her third child, says she is grateful.
Her children say she is the reason her mother was able to survive the cancer.
She told the AP she wanted to be an ambassador for the community.