It is with much sadness that I must inform that our dear Maribel has passed today, March 6th, 2019, at mid day at her home in Caracas Venezuela. Maribel´s heart failed and sadly there was nothing anyone could do. With her husband and her 2 surviving children, we now prepare for funeral services and our final goodbyes. She fought as much as she could, and her loving husband, and children did everything they could during these long 2 years of struggle to save her life. We thank you for all your help and support, and I know for a fact that if there was one thing Maribel was completely aware of, was every name, known or unknown of everyone here that supported her with what they could. She always asked me and said to Jorge Luis to ask me, who where many of the people she did not know and how thankful she was for such kind gesture. We will donate to someone in need in our desperate Venezuela, any of the medicine left, and will look out to help others while we live such terrible humanitarian crisis in our country. Don´t let any politics fool you, there is a crisis and people who should not be dying from a simple infection are. Complications due to Maribel´s diabetes made it that much worse. In the long run, we gave her 2 more years with her kids, and every minute was appreciated. I would like to do one last thing for her and her family, and that is to help them with the cost of bills pending, funeral costs, and spare change so Jorge can get back on his feet thru this time of sorrow, as he has 2 beautiful children to support which will remind all of us every day that Maribel was here to serve a purpose and to impact people´s life thru her existence and experience. Mine will never be the same, and it will be better, as she taught me that one person can move many and make a difference. I will always be grateful even with such instance, for that. If you can help with a bit or as much as possible we would appreciate it. May her soul rest in peace and the universe and lights within shine for her for her new adventure that just begun. She will be missed.
On behalf of Jorge Luis and her 2 kids. Thank you. Thank you very much and may health and happiness accompany you thru your adventure in this life.
You made a difference !!!!
Hello Everyone. We have opened again this campaign (read below original Story) and raised the total needed to US$8,000 even though we raised US$ 3,000 originally, as our beloved Maribel is back in the hospital in emergency today. She needs our help. They are trying to save her other foot as she got a new infection for not having enough money to buy her medicines. She also needs to get enough funds to have another mesh for her heart at some point soon. We now have to try save her other leg. She did loose her left leg completely, and a group of friends and her husbands hard work, were able to get enough for the prosthetic leg. But for the last 4 weeks she was not able to purchase medicine and now she may loose her other foot and that leg is at stake. Please, anything you can donate, I will make sure she gets it to try and buy the medicine and hopefully the doctors can do their thing. We also, again will need to get another mesh, so every little penny counts to save her life. As many of you may know, the situation in Venezuela right now is even worse than ever. This is as hard as it gets for Maribel´s family and all of us who are trying to help. $1, $5, $15, $50, $100, ... anything and everything helps. I will inform the doctors decision once she gets out of the surgery room. Please also send your prayers ... that helps too. Positive energy even if you can´t donate. THANK YOU.
In case you are wondering, I will answer some questions:
Who you are and where you’re from: I am Ingrid Barajas - a US Citizen and Venezuelan Born. I live in Los Angeles.
Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for: Maribel is married to my childhood friend Jorge Luis León of over 35 years. Family.
How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): The funds raised are going to be spent in the urgent surgery Maribel needs, and medicine. We are still assessing all the secondary surgeries she needs. Right now she has TROMBOSIS, needs the procedure to clear the veins to increase the circulation to her complete right leg, needs RIGHT FOOT TOE AMPUTATION with complete right foot in danger and subsequently another STENT WITH MESH AND BALOON after we stabilize and recover with treatments. Maribel is Diabetic and has already lost her left leg the past year after the first surgery we raised money for in 2017. We are in urgent need of several medicines, specially: Cilostal 100 mg.
Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies: I receive the funds and then send transfer them to Venezuela in local currency. They receive them practically the same day I transfer.
Arteriosclerotic disease of all evaluated arterial paths that condition moderate obstructive pattern of tibial arteries & pedia
Obstructive Arterial Disease Multisegmental Periphery with Critical Ischemia
Thrombosis of the right popliteal artery
TREATMENT: For now.
Aspirina 81 mg
Clopidogrel 75 mg
Furosemida 40 mg
Atorvastatina 40 mg
Cilostal 100 mg
Here a link to all the paper work.
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Hola a todos. Abrimos nuevamente la campaña (leer abajo la historia Original) y la subimos a US$ 8,000 aunque inicialmente levantamos US$3,000 y tuvimos que elevar el total necesario, en vista de que nuestra querida Maribel está de vuelta en el hospital en emergencias hoy. Ella necesita nuestra ayuda. Se intenta salvar su otro pie en vista que contrajo una nueva infección por no tener suficiente dinero para comprar sus medicamentos. Ella también necesita obtener fondos suficientes para que le pongan otra malla para su corazón en algún momento pronto. Ahora tenemos que intentar salvarle la otra pierna. Perdió completamente s u pierna izquierda, y un grupo de amigos y su esposo trabajó arduamente para conseguir la prótesis. Pero durante las últimas 4 semanas no pudo comprar medicamentos y ahora su otro pie lo puede perder y la pierna está en juego. Por favor, cualquier monto que puedan donar, me aseguraré de que ella lo reciba para comprar el medicamento y, con suerte todo salga bien. También, nuevamente, necesitaremos obtener otra malla para su corazón pronto, así que cada centavo así sea poco cuenta para salvar su vida. Como muchos de ustedes saben, la situación en Venezuela en este momento esta peor que nunca. Esto es tan difícil para la familia de Maribel y sus hijos, al igual que para todos los que estamos tratando de ayudar. $ 1, $ 5, $ 15, $ 50, $ 100, ... cualquier cosa y todo ayuda. Informaré la decisión del médico una vez que salga de la sala de cirugía. Por favor envíen sus oraciones ... eso también ayuda. Energía positiva incluso si no puedes donar. GRACIAS.
Hi, my name is Ingrid Barajas and I am a Venezuelan/USA citizen. As many of you know my country is going thru the worse crisis ever and many civilians are in desperate needs. As we try to help everyone (family and friends in need) privately with a few bucks here and there, its impossible as an individual to do so. It is also impossible not to do anything at all with so much need and grief. My childhood friend and family by choice Jorge Luis Leon is in desperate need. His life companion and mother of his 2 kids MARIBEL CAMARERO (45) who is diabetic, from a trip to the hospital, (due to lack of medicines and proper care ) first was amputated of a few toes, and while in the hospital has suffered a Heart Attack. She needs to have a "STENT WITH MESH AND BALLON" URGENTLY. We have less than 48 hours left. Every second counts.
We originally needed US $5,000, and we have raised from friends and family approximately US $2,800. WE KINDLY ASK FOR AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU CAN DONATE so MARIBEL HAS A CHANCE. What may be a simple procedure for much of us that are lucky to live in a free country, for my fellow friends and family in Venezuela is a titanic ordeal. Most of them make from 10 to 50 US $ a month, and can't find medicine as simple as antibiotics or pain medication. Can't find milk or toothpaste. Devastating.
If you can help with $5, $10, $50 or more, Maribel will have a chance to make it back to her beautiful kids and family. She is a loving person who can not ask herself for the help.
I will keep you all posted. Everything counts.
on behalf of Maribel and Jorge Luis Leon and their 2 kids.
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Hola, mi nombre es Ingrid Barajas y soy ciudadana venezolana / estadounidense. Como muchos de ustedes saben, mi país está pasando por la peor crisis de todos los tiempos y muchos civiles están en necesidades desesperadas. Tratamos de ayudar a todos (familia y amigos en necesidad) en privado con unos cuantos dólares aquí y allá, pero es imposible como individuo hacerlo para tantos y constantemente. Son muchas las necesidades. También es imposible no hacer nada con tanta necesidad y dolor. Mi amigo de la infancia y mi familia por elección Jorge Luis León está en urgente necesidad. Su compañera de vida (esposa) y madre de sus 2 hijos MARIBEL CAMARERO (45) diabética, de un viaje al hospital, (por falta de medicinas y atención adecuada) primero le fueron amputados unos dedos, y mientras en el hospital ha sufrido un Ataque al Corazón. Ella necesita que le inserten un "STENT CON MALLA Y BALON" URGENTEMENTE. Faltan menos de 48 horas. Cada segundo cuenta.
Originalmente necesitábamos US $ 5.000, y hemos recaudado entre amigos y familiares aproximadamente US $ 2.800. NOSOTROS Necesitamos tan POCO O MUCHO COMO USTED PUEDA DONAR; así MARIBEL TIENE UNA POSIBILIDAD. Lo que puede ser un procedimiento sencillo para muchos de nosotros que tenemos la suerte de vivir en un país libre... para nuestros amigos y familiares en Venezuela es una tarea titánica. La mayoría de ellos ganan de 10 a 50 US $ al mes, y no pueden encontrar medicinas tan simples como antibióticos o analgésicos. No pueden encontrar leche o pasta de dientes. Devastador.
Si puedes ayudar con US $ 5, $ 10, $ 50 o más, Maribel tendrá la oportunidad de regresar con sus hermosos hijos y familia. Ella es una persona cariñosa que merece todo lo que podamos hacer y no puede pedir ella misma la ayuda.
En nombre de Maribel y Jorge Luis León... y sus 2 hijos.
- Maria Cristina Balbuena
- ADOLFO GORDON
- Ivelisse Leon
- Olga Gomez
- Oscar Rondon
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