Paula's tracheotomy operation

To all of you who know Paula and the miracle her life already is, we want to let you know that she keeps struggling as a true fighter. Paula is the 9 year old daughter of my sister Melissa and we are all helping them at this moment to get one step closer to a better quality of life for this little angel. 

She has already gone through real aggressive procedures and still, her eyes shine everytime she finishes a doctor's appointment or gets through an operation. She has such a desire to live that just being near her is enough to know what a strong warrior she is. 

Paula was born with her esophagus "unconnected" and though she has had already more than a dozen operations, she stills needs the most important one. Doctors need to fix her tracheotomy without damaging her vocal chords.

Paulita loves to sing and its not an option for her to lose her already troubled voice. 

Still, the journey does not end here, after this operation, we are going to focus on fixing her back and shoulder due to one of her lungs collapsing, her decayed teeth due to all the medicine she has taken in her short life, etc.  

Please help us raise the money needed for this operation because insurance won't cover the specialist needed to do this.

Thank you all in advance for your love and generosity.
  • natalia jimenez 
    • $25 
    • 83 mos
  • Ignacio ochoa 
    • $10 
    • 84 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 84 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 85 mos
  • Paula Renee Gastelum 
    • $20 
    • 85 mos
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Salma Priscila 
Calexico, CA
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