Surgery For Zuleyma

Zuleyma is our beautiful,  much-loved receptionist at La Marina Tennis & Yacht in Mazatlan, Mexico.  She has been incredibly supportive and helpful to everyone in our building for many, many years.  She is 27 years old,   works to help support her family and pay for her schooling.  She is bright, proud and fierce. She has recently suffered a debilitating injury of a herniated disc at C5/C6.    44653574_157886107240316_r.jpeg
She has seen several specialists who have all told her the same thing - she needs surgery and immediately. Today (Jan 12th) I met with her neurosurgeon who would like to perform a Microdisectomy on her.  The total cost of hospital, physician, etc is approximately $180,000 pesos or $9570 USD/$12,500 CAD. Zuleyma makes $140 pesos per day or $7.45 USD/$9.73 CAD.  We are working to raise funds through our building but we need help.  Zuleyma is bright, talented, instinctively kind and is loved by all - she was with me the day I lost my daughter and is part of this wonderful healing culture that I live in six months a year.   She is also in constant pain and has been for several weeks.  Please help me raise the necessary funds needed for her to have her surgery as soon as possible.  Zuleyma has no medical insurance, as is the case for most of the Mexicans.  Her only option is to  pay is privately (which is an impossibility in this case) or through Social Security which is very, very difficult to maneuver through and could take a 1 - 2 year waiting period if not longer.  Zuleyma requires at Microdisectomy which will be performed at Clinica San Martin in Mazatlan by Dr. Ramses Uriel Ortiz Leyva.  The surgeon's fee for this will be $140,000 pesos; hospital fees $30,000-$40,000 pesos.

Zuleyma works very hard and is working towards a Masters degree and we want to see her continue to move forward in her life. 

Any funding we receive will go towards all of her hospital/physician costs and any money received after our goal is met will go towards some of the wages she has lost since Mid-December.


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