In Honor of Wilmer Arias Canel

Wilmer’s Legacy

The global NPH Family was blessed to have Wilmer and his siblings join our family 19 years ago in Guatemala. We are all saddened by his passing on August 30, 2020. Wilmer lived his life with a smile, full heart and tenacity. We will remember his giving spirit and how he encouraged us all to enjoy the journey. He certainly did it with the most positive and optimistic attitude.

While Wilmer was wheel chair bound, he never felt his disability would hold him back from achieving his dreams. He was in his fourth year studying Business Administration and a member of the marketing team at NPH Guatemala. Wilmer was one of the few NPH Global Ambassadors we had. He traveled the world inspiring others and being a champion for the mission of NPH.

Special event to honor Wilmer

To watch the recording of Wilmer’s Memorial Mass & Celebration of Life:

Click here to download a copy of the recording.
*This is a large file and can take a long time to download depending on internet connection.*

Click to download the program in English or Spanish.

Thank you Cathy Callans, Dawn McIntosh, and St. Louise for organizing this beautiful celebration. 


If you would like to make a gift in Wilmer’s honor to help cover the accrued medical expenses for his surgeries and healthcare, please make a donation here. 

In addition, a special legacy fund is being created in Wilmer’s name. To participate or learn more about this special tribute, please email Abbey Laninga at alaninga@nphusa.org or check the box in the donation form below.