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Help fix Marisol's Heart!

Organized by: Michael Taylor

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March 22, 2016

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THE STORY:

Marisol is an adorable 17 month old girl whom we have come to know well in the Hospital Claudio Benati in Zumbahua, Ecuador. When we first met her, she was severely malnourished and weak to the point of being unable to sit up in bed. She cried night after night as we first hydrated her and then improved her nutrition. Now with her remarkable recovery, she is a changed girl. She blows us (her medical team) kisses every morning and readies her finger so we can check the oxygen saturation in her blood. She is making great progress with our physical therapist and her attentive care at the children's home; she sits up and can support her weight with the help of a brace.

Sadly, she still isn't completely well. She has a broken heart. There is a hole between the ventricles in her heart which means it has to work harder than usual and it sends too much blood to her lungs. As a result she has spent most of her short life so far with us in the hospital. We have her on a wait list for the much needed heart surgery, but unfortunately here, in the public healthcare system, there is a very long wait for the surgery that she needs. In the meantime her condition has gotten worse, with frequent pneumonia, and we're afraid that she won't be able to wait much longer. A private hospital in Quito has offered to perform her surgery at half of the normal cost of $10,000. At this hospital, she can get her surgery as soon as we can raise the funds.

Please consider donating just $5-10, the cost of one or two day's coffee, to help fix Marisol's heart!

$985

 

20% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Parker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Greg Trencher

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave and Terri

    $250

  • Dan

    $75

  • Anne Nugent

    $100

  • Hailey Brook

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fred and Jill

    $250

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Organized by

Michael Taylor

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Donor Comments

Fred and Jill

Fred and Jill

DONATION: $250

kisses to you, little Marisol 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Hailey Brook

Hailey Brook

DONATION: $100

Hope she has a healthy and happy recovery! 2 years ago

Anne Nugent

Anne Nugent

DONATION: $100

In support of the inspiring team at HCB 2 years ago

Dan

Dan

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Dave and Terri

Dave and Terri

DONATION: $250

We were fortunate to meet Marisol last week. She is an adorable little girl but in much need of this surgery 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Greg Trencher

Greg Trencher

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Parker

Parker

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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