Saving our Little Warrior- Skyler

$42,178 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 714 people in 3 months
Created May 14, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to read Skyler’s heartfelt story. I'm reaching out to all of you on behalf of my daughter’s  Teacher and a very good friend of mine, Elizar Rodrigues, one of the most humble human beings I’ve ever met in my life.

 Skyler is the little Prince in the lives of Elizar, Shirley & their 8 yr old son, Evan. He is only 5 months old and is a true Warrior. This cute little Prince has been fighting a strange Viral & bacterial infection and has been admitted in ICU at Advocate Lutheran Children's Hospital, Chicago for the past 7 days.

 Skyler was born in Dec 2017 and came to this country in March 2018, when he was only 3 months old.  Last week he somehow caught this strange viral & bacterial infection and after being admitted in ICU for a week his current status is stable but the doctors say that he has a lung that is punctured due to the infection. He has shown signs of improvement since last night but is under constant monitoring as we speak. Doctors are estimating to keep him in ICU for at least another week.

They say that the worst thing in life, for a parent, is to see their child suffering. Unfortunately Skyler’s parents are going through that stage right now. The current insurance coverage that Skyler's parents have is NOT ADEQUATE to help cover the medical costs. As you can imagine, the medical costs for critical care are exorbitantly high,  and in Skyler's case even more higher due to his age & medical condition. Skyler’s parents are currently looking at an approx. bill of $117k as of today and its expected to go upto $180k based on the estimates of Skyler staying in ICU for another 7 days. They are struggling with the medical costs incurred due to this situation. They have exhausted all options to see if the bills could be reduced or waived off. What could be a better gift to a mother around mother’s day than helping her unite with her cute little 5 month baby.

If you are able to, we would greatly appreciate your support through a charitable donation. There is no minimum donation, and any amount you can provide will go a long way towards helping Skyler’s medical costs & best care possible. Would also like to request you to please encourage a friend, relative, neighbor, co-worker or anyone in your network to help support this noble cause. If you’re on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, please feel free to spread the word. Thank you for taking the time to read and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Above all things, please keep this family in your prayers. Praying for a complete, miraculous speedy recovery of Skyler’s health.

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Hello Everyone - Thank you all for your prayers, well wishes and generous donations again. Just wanted to provide a quick update on Skyler's situation. Unfortunately, Skyler is back in the hospital in the ICU. Please keep praying for his health and please keep the Rodrigues family in your thoughts. Thank You so much!
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Hello Everyone - Just wanted to provide a quick update on our little warrior Skyler.

THANK YOU ALL for all your prayers, blessings, well wishes & your generous donations. Its because of you that we are at around 28% of our big audacious goal of $150k. The Hospital bill has already gone over $230k.

Skyler's parents wanted to THANK YOU ALL personally, so here is a heartfelt video directly from them and some latest pictures of Skyler.

God Bless You All ! Skyler is Home today, Just because of you all !
Skyler coming home today! Yeah ...
Skyler Getting Ready to go Home!
#SavingSkyler - Thank You All !
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"Thank You" Everyone for all your prayers, blessings, well wishes and generous donations. Skyler's parents are really grateful for all your help and cannot Thank you enough. It is because of YOU & your prayers that Skyler's health is thankfully improving. He is still in ICU with continuous monitoring by all Specialists, but his health condition is slowly improving.

The doctors have taken off one tube from his chest and another one from his artery line. He is currently breathing on a low frequency ventilator. His blood results are at satisfactory levels as well. In Elizar & Shirley's words "Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the Love, your prayers, support and your generous donations. We are very grateful and touched by the support you all have provided in these difficult times. For many who did not even know us, but you all came in as God's messengers in our lives and touched our lives. Blessed to have so many good people supporting our family" . Thank You!

Please continue to pray & bless for Skyler's health improvement and the well being of Rodrigues family

Best Regards & Humbled by everyone's support.
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Elizar & Shirley continue to Thank you all from the bottom of their hearts for all the blessings, well wishes, prayers and generous donations.

They say miracles happen with blessings & prayers. Here is a great example of a miracle happening as we speak. Skyler is showing signs of improvement. This video was taken early am yesterday where Skyler is trying hard to open his eyes while responding to his dad and also trying to move a bit.

Please continue to keep the Rodrigues family in your prayers and blessings.
Skyler showing signs of Improvement
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