Danni's Cancer Fight

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Raised by 107 people in 36 months
My Colombian partner Daniel has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after acute renal failure landed him in intensive care in Arizona. Daniel and I returned to his home country for urgent care, but he has been without medical care for over a month with nephroscopy bags draining from his kidneys. Due to the corrupt and inept privatized health care system in Colombia, he been denied care here, even though he is paying monthly for the insurance plan. The nephrosopy bags and tubes are the same ones surgically inserted the US and although one is leaking we have been unable to find them here. Daniel had to literally tape up the bag to prevent it from leaking everywhere (the hospital sent Daniel off to look for one all over the city).

Daniel is literally fighting for his life. It is common in Colombia for people to apply for a Tutela, which is essentially an application for a court order obliging the insuror to provide the payee with care, medication or whatever may be in issue or being withheld. We got an Urgent Provisional Order from the court that Coomeva, the medical health care insuror, set Daniel up with a Urologist Oncologist and get him the radiography tests needed immediately. Yesterday, the company refused to comply with the order sighting only procedural delays and the absurd excuse that the company is "going through a difficult time right now". We are now left with nothing except to wait for the Judge's Sentence and Order on the non-provisional Tutela. The struggle continues to try to access care here and we have thus set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to pay out of pocket for the oncologist, MRIs, contrast xrays and chemiotherapy. 

Please help in any way you can by sharing with as many as you can and with any small donation. If you share Daniel's story and share perhaps how you know him maybe we can get him what he needs.  We don't want to pester our same facebook friends with this. If you have donated prior please know that we can't thank you enough. Some have even donated twice and astounded us with your love and generosity. We are just trying to get this seen by those who can push for his treatment or raise enough to pay privately. A sincere thanks to all.
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I had the gift of spending over 3 years with my best friend, love and travel partner Daniel Enrique Vergara Ruiz who took his last earthly breath on August 4th at 6:00pm. Anyone who knew Daniel even for a day will remember his kindness, strength of spirit, great smile, good heart and silliness. Not to mention the fact he was a guapocito with amazing green eyes. Daniel was a guerrero and fought hard for his life and for his dreams. It pains me in a way i cannot express that his journey on earth has come to a close, but i know that he was happy and had fulfilled many of his dreams. My heart aches deeply, but I know that Daniel is up there with the angelitos keeping watch, probably making them laugh being the unique unforgettable person that he is. Thank you to all who have reached out to me and shown me their love for Daniel and support for me at this difficult time.
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Daniel saw his oncologist Friday and she said he couldn't do chemo. She thought he looked so bad she sent him to emergency. He has a bump on his back and severe back pain, the bump they have now determined is an infection. The oncologist has noted for a consult with palliative care and it seems to me without even seeing new MRIs to see the state of the actual cancer, she is giving up on Danni. I'm not giving up on Danni. I think he has by not following instructions to stay active become weak with a lot of muscle mass loss and therefore part of the back pain. And yes he is now skinny, which is weird for Danni and something he's not too happy about as he's always tended to the chubby side. I beleive depression is playing a role. I want him well enough to see his daughter Sara when she comes to Colombia in December. He hasn't seen her in a few years and we had planned to travel all the way down to Brazil by car before he got sick in January. Please help in any way you can. If you know a cancer survivor who speaks spanish? I'm thinking of trying to pay out of pocket for a 2nd oncologost opinion and for a psychology consult. A sincere thank you for the support and kindness. And PLEASE pray for Danni ❤ And PLEASE send him a short video of love and support reminding him of how you met. It would mean so much!!
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Friday the 13th & Danni's being mysterious at chemo #8. Please remember any small donation is a big help, whether its paying for blood tests or transport to chemo sessions.
https://www.gofundme.com/danielscancertreatment #fuckcancer
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Chemo #1 right now. Todos estamos contigo Danni! #vamosquevamos Pls keep Danni in your prayers.
Starting the 1st Chemo
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Raised by 107 people in 36 months
Created August 20, 2016
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12 months ago
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Simona Calabrò
12 months ago
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JM
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Jean Mallet
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Ana Correal
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Rose Bahrami
12 months ago

I wish I could do more than just donating. Please be strong Charlotte! You and Danni are in my thoughts.

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Teresita Sevilla
13 months ago
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Zoe Wiggins
13 months ago

From my mum. Fuerza Dani! Abrazos desde Inglaterra

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