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Nikolas' Leukemia Treatment Fund

$10,238 of $57,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 14 months
Created September 23, 2017
Nikolas is a sweet, bright, and caring 5 yr. old boy. He had just started kindergarten but, unfortunately he only made it through a  week and a half and it’s unsure when or if he will be able to return this year. After about a year of sudden fevers, back to back strep throats and trips to see the specialists, on Monday September 18th Nikolas was diagnosed with Leukemia. His treatment will take place over the next 3 years. 

Juan, his father, recently became the sole bread winner when Karla, his mom, left her job to take care of their 18 month old daughter Zoe and to be able to get Niko to and from school on the school bus. For this reason they are currently between insurances. Karla’s healthcare coverage ended when she resigned from her job and Juan’s will not kick in until October 1st. The medical bills for Niko are stacking up quickly and treatment will be expensive. That will leave about a month worth of hospital bills, emergency rooms costs, a 9 day hospital stay and Chemotherapy with no insurance coverage. The hospital bills that are NOT covered by insurance have added up to $57,000. 

If you can find it in your hearts to help during this difficult time, every little bit will help and is very much appreciated. We are grateful for any assistance as well as all prayers and all good thoughts being sent our way.

The Chavarriaga family wants nothing more than to see their little boy back to his normal self, enjoying school and family, and ultimately leukemia free. 

May God Bless you ten fold.
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Day 28 and $57,000 Later

Today marks day 28 of treatment. Niko received a spinal tap and bone marrow bx today. His cancerous cell count needs to be at zero for him to remain at standard risk, anything else will bump him up to high risk. The results are critical to how they will proceed with his treatment, we will receive the results on Monday. We are very grateful for all the prayers that have been sent our way and we ask you to please keep those prayers coming.

Karla and Juan received a phone call today from the hospital. We had estimated the balance NOT covered by insurance would be around $30,000. The hospital told them today that the current balance is $57,000. Thats more then double what they had estimated. The insurance is not covering any of that balance. We thank you for all the continued support! If you could continue sharing the GoFundMe we would be truly grateful.

Thank You!
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Good News and Bad News

Hello! We wanted to let everyone know how grateful and appreciative we have been with all of the support and contributions. We are very blessed to have so many caring people around us. We have an update for everyone below!

The Good News
Niko is back home! He came back home this past Wednesday and it’s a big relief for him to be comfortable back at home. He is continuing his treatment, taking his medications and will be having weekly visits to the clinic for his Chemo. He is in good spirits and still has a big smile on his face although he is tired and achy most of the day.

The Bad News
Juan was able to confirm with the insurance company that they will NOT be covering the costs of Niko’s hospitalization or any of the costs of the hospital or medications in September. That is gonna leave them with a very high hospital bill. We appreciate all contributions and shares to reach as many people as possible. Please feel free to share the Go Fund Me on any form of social media.

We will continue updating you all!! Thanks and God Bless!
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$10,238 of $57,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 14 months
Created September 23, 2017
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