Help with Danilos Recovery

Danilo Chavez is a 42 year old man who lives in Miami with his wife of over 18 years and their 17 year old daughter. In 2015 Danilo started getting bad headaches, losing balance, and feeling really dizzy. In April 2015, he went to the hospital and they diagnosed him with vertigo. Nothing seemed to make him feel better, so he thought it had to be more than just vertigo. In November, two day after Thanksgiving, Danilo decided to go to another hospital for an MRI. The results of this MRI changed Danilos life as well as his families life forever. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After meeting with doctors and the confidence they gave him, Danilo decided to have surgery done to remove this tumor. December 29th Danilo was admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital to begin preparation for his surgery. December 31st Danilo was in surgery for over 12 hours. Right before midnight, the surgeon came in to tell us bad news. They were not successful in removing the tumor and Danilo suffered two strokes during the procedure. The doctors put him in an induced coma to prevent bleeding. The days after the surgery we hoped that Danilo would regain consciousness and start speaking, moving, or showing any signs. Unfortunately he would not. As weeks passed Danilo started making minor movements. He opens his eyes, he moves his legs, move his arms, but there a long way to go. It has been over 1 year and 5 months and Danilo is still bedridden and he does not speak because he has tracheotomy and he is on and off responsive. Seeing that there is nothing else doctors can do, Danilos wife, Karla, is doing all she can to take Danilo home. The family has hope that him being home will help in his recovery. The reason for this fundraiser is to help with all the expenses for the supplies Danilo needs to be home and most important to help with therapy for Danilo. His daughter is graduating High School soon and her biggest wish is for her dad to be at her graduation. In his 1 year and 5 months in the hospital and nursing home, he has never been giving therapy. The family has contacted a facility that while he is home, they can give him therapy but the family needs to cover this expense. Any little will help. With the help we receive, we  hope  that Danilo will be able to go through therapy and he can be at his daughter, Nathalies graduation. Those who know Danilo can say that he is an amazing, loving and hard working man. We thank you for taking your time to read Danilos story and we appreciate any help you can give.

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  • Gabriela Dominguez
    • $20 
    • 6 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lyannete Soca Grillo
Hialeah, FL
Karla V. Venerio

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