April 09, 2014 - "We knew it was cancer," that is what Clarkston physician Maria Livieratos said of one woman who came to see a team of doctors visiting Guatemala on a medical mission trip in March.
Clarkston Doctor Maria Livieratos traveled to Guatemala with a team from Farmington Hills based Botsford Hospital to provide medical care to 1,200 people. Photo provided (click for larger version)
She had all the signs of cancer, a belly ache and a large mass growing in her stomach.
"We told her she needed to go to a hospital," said Livieratos. "She had no way to get there and all we could do was prescribe her antibiotics."
Livieratos traveled almost 2,000 miles with a team of 28 medical professionals on a medical humanitarian mission from March 8-15 to help 1,200 strangers....
Staff writer covering Independence Township and Clarkston area.