ErnestoValero

$3,095 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 23 months
Hi everyone! They say that every one of us knows someone that is affected by cancer. Until recently, I was blessed enough not to have it touch too many people in my life. Recently, however, one of the good people I have known and worked with for more than 15 years was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer. He is the same age as I am, less than 50 years old.

The doctors were able to stop the spread of the disease through chemotherapy and removed the tumor in his stomach with surgery. He was a little lucky because they told him at first that he would have to have 75-100% of his stomach removed but they only had to take out 60%, allowing him to live a somewhat normal life in the future. 

Unfortunately, there have been complications to his surgery. The doctors nicked an artery while removing the tumor and he had to have 3 more surgeries to find the source of the internal bleeding and close it up. They also had to go in during another procedure and put a tube in his lungs because they were filling up with fluid as a result of all the surgeries. He has had 6 surgeries in the last month in all.

Ernesto and his family is having a hard time paying bills while he has been in the hospital. I have placed collections in all the Domino's stores for him, but it isn't enough. I am going to put this GoFundMe campaign out there for one month to see if we can raise $5,000 to help him pay his bills while he is out of work for a couple months. Could you please help?
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Almost halfway to our goal! Thank you to everyone that has been able to help and share. A little more on Ernesto's story: he is still in the hospital and has internal bleeding from his last surgery. One of the issues that may have caused the cancer is Ernesto is suffering with a disease that is closely related to Lupus, where the body's immune system attacks the body. This is preventing him from healing normally so it is a very slow recovery. He is really fighting so your thoughts and prayers are very important. Keep spreading the word!
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Thanks everyone for donating and sharing this post! We are only 3 days into it and almost halfway to the goal! Please feel free to share this again if you haven't already.
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GUSTAVO PERALTA
22 months ago
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Yeru and Eduardo Albarran
22 months ago
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$20
Danielle Pepi
22 months ago
JK
$75
Jordan van der Keyl
22 months ago
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$50
Heather & Jason Brenner
22 months ago
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$70
Sidnie Brenner
22 months ago
AP
$50
Alexia Pelletier
22 months ago
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22 months ago
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22 months ago
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