Autism Hyperbaric in Los Cabos, MX

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My mission, with your help, is to set-up a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber (HBOT) to treat children with autism, epilepsy and other medical conditions in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Nuestra misión, con su ayuda es establecer un centro de Terapia con Oxigeno Hiperbárico para niños con autismo y otras condiciones médicas en Los Cabos, México.

3 years ago my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and it forever changed my family's life. Through intensive research and immersing myself in the autism community in the USA and throughout the world, I have learned that there is so much that can be done to help each child's individual conditions. The parent just needs to know what is going on with their child and how to treat and benchmark progress. 

Mi hijo fue diagnosticado con Trastorno del Espectro Autista hace 3 años, y cambió por siempre la forma de vida de mi familia. A través de una intensa búsqueda e inmersión en la comunidad autista en Estados Unidos y parte del mundo, he aprendido que hay infinidad de formas de ayudar a cada uno de estos niños y sus respectivas condiciones. Los padres simplemente necesitamos saber que esta pasando con nuestros hijos, como tratarlos y como medir el progreso.

One way a child with autism or epilepsy can be helped is through hyperbaric therapy.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment, which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.

Una de las maneras en que se puede tratar a un niño con autismo es con sesiones hiperbáricas. La Terapia con Oxigeno Hiperbárico es un tratamiento medico que intensifica el proceso natural del cuerpo para sanar, inhalando oxigeno dentro de una cámara presurizada en un ambiente 100% controlado. Esta técnica es usada en una variedad de tratamientos que van acompañado de una estrategia medica completa.

Inflammation of the brain is common in autism and epilepsy, hyperbaric oxygen therapies have clinically shown to help.

La inflamación del cerebro es común en el autismo y las terapias de oxígeno hiperbárico han demostrado clínicamente que ayudan.

Through my journey, I've connected with an individual who owns an HBOT in mainland Mexico that needs to move it and agreed to allow me to house and operate it. I just need to insure the machine, move it, acquire the supplies to operate and bring in a licensed technician to train us on how to properly use the HBOT for treatments. The transportation is the largest expense and involves a long journey, toll roads, and overnight ferry and local men to lift and remove from the truck.

En mi travesía he conocido a una persona que cuenta con una cámara hiperbárica en el interior de México y necesita cambiarla de lugar, esta persona ha accedido a permitirme guardarla y ponerla en funcionamiento. Solo necesito asegurarla y transportarla, comprar los consumibles para operarla y traer a un técnico certificado para que me entrene en su funcionamiento.

Over the past few years, I've been exposed to a larger group of children with autism in the state of Baja California SUR, or Los Cabos, Mexico. The numbers of those with autism are increasing and I'd like to help the children and the parents with the HBOT in addition to what I've learned on my journey.

En los últimos años he descubierto que existe una gran comunidad de niños con autismo en el estado de Baja California Sur, particularmente en Los Cabos, México. Estos números son alarmantes y me gustaría poder ayudara estos niños y a sus padres con mis conocimientos y experiencias adquiridos.

Your donations will allow us to properly transfer this HBOT from Puerto Vallatra to Los Cabos, Mexico, house and start operations to help children and others with medical conditions who can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies. ***This is complete - we have the HBOT in Cabo now!***

Desafortunadamente el tiempo es un factor, ya que la cámara necesita ser movida de su lugar antes de mediados de Julio 2017, desde el interior hasta Los Cabos, lo cuál no es una tarea fácil ni económica.

In addition, we will be able to consult on individual conditions to help parents learn how to help their children with  education on diet, sleep and environmental factors in addition to helping parents cope with raising a special needs child (parent's need help too!)

Sus donaciones ayudaran a transportar, resguardar la cámara y comenzar con las terapias para ayudar a estos niños y otras personas que sufran distintas condiciones y puedan resultar beneficiados del uso de la misma. Podremos ayudar a padres de familia e individuos a través de tratamientos a bajos costos e inclusive gratuitos, ofrecer educación en cuanto a dietas, desordenes de sueño y sobrellevar el hecho de criar a un niño con necesidades especiales.

Our window, unfortunately, is limited, as we need to move this HBOT soon from mainland Mexico to Los Cabos, Mexico. Needless to say, this is no easy or cheap task.

***Please be sure to check the updates tab - we've received the HBOT in Cabo now and are sourcing parts, a compressor and unfortunately, now we also need to manufacture a special sealer ring to operate***

Thanks in advance for sharing this, spreading the word for us and any contribution you can make.

Agradeciendo de antemano su apoyo y donaciones.

Much Love, 

Dwight & Brunello


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2018 brings some great news. I;ve was told last week the rings have been manufactured and am awaiting an invoice to pay. 3 Rings is costing us around $1,100.

Once we have them the next step is to start on the room set-up. We've found a company with experience to do the proper piping and set-up of the O2 tanks. This will insure that we meet and exceed all safety requirements and set us back another $5,500.

Over the fall we learned a lot more on treatment protocols for a variety of conditions so we are excited to get this done. We've also teamed up with a facility in the states and an amazing set of Dr's with experience in hyperbaric treatments, autism and neurological conditions. So much new info and studies are coming out on a regular basis that provide additional pieces to the puzzle: how to heal our kids and promote cell regrowth.

So much more coming down the pipeline....

Thank you for your support and we appreciate you sharing this with others.
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It's been, well, interesting to get the HBOT running. Through no fault of my own it'll be delayed a few more months. Reason? There are a few...

#1) the manufacture of the HBOT passed away a few years ago and the daughter and son-in-law assumed the company. I learned it also assumed many debts and other aspects and they live in the AU. Company was in California.

#2) We needed a new o-ring gasket for the door. There are none available since the company closed so my options were to get a mold made ($20-$30k) or push the new owners to get a run completed on the origional mold. They've located it and new rings will be ran this fall.

#3) My location needs proper plumbing of O2 lines and exhaust; we also need 3-4 more O2 tanks with secured fencing for storage. That will set us back another $2k alone.

My new target is by end of 2017 to be in-place and running.

To date we've invested about $4,900 and will likely put in another $5-$8,000 to have it safely operational.

Please share and thank you in advance for all help and donations!
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HBOT was delivered to Los Cabos on Tuesday. What a process and we still have much more to do! The good news is that it is here - 90% of the work is completed. Now we are waiting to get an oxygen provider agreement, including a tech to come and safely set-up plus perform basic maintenance. Few hoses need to be replaced and as you probably guessed they are the $400 kinds of hoses from the USA. (sigh) Importing these will add 16% tax + 5% broker fees so our path is still uphill. Please continue to share - we know our success is very close to having the machine working soon. Sooo much closer to helping kids and others that can benefit from oxygen therapy!
HBOT Delivery
Unloading the HBOT
Moving into the Office
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Awesome - HBOT arrived in Cabo today. Waiting for crain to unload then set-up.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber in Los Cabos
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