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Alejandro's Final Surgery

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Hi everyone, if you don't know me, my name is Alejandro, and my last surgery to reconstruct my face has been cancelled for the third time. Since birth, I've been living with hemifacial microsomia which has made the right side of my face asymmetrical and I'm missing an eye, an ear, and more. I've had 13 surgeries so far to attempt to reconstruct the right side of my face,  and this would have been the last one. This is something I've been dreaming about ever since I was young; I've wanted to have a symmetrical face and I wanted to feel comfortable in my own skin for once. There have been times where I have felt comfortable, and these have been with music. I didn't realize it until recently, but music is truly a part of me, and it's a part of me that brings me peace and happiness and it's a form of expressing who I am and I love it. I'm going to a music school to study music therapy, because it's the best way I can bring that same joy and love of music to others. However, I truly feel that without this surgery I can't move on from the negativity of myself. Finishing this surgery means a new start to my life, a start where I feel more comfortable in my own skin. I would never ask for money from anyone ever, but I'm afraid that this is my last choice. The hospital isn't funding the parts they need to complete my surgery, and I need to get the money from my own pocket. Anything you can give would help. I'll write a personalized thank you to anyone who donates. This is really important to me and if you have it in your heart to help me out, you deserve way more than my thanks, but at least thank you is a start.


  • Dale Kennedy
    • $10 
    • 6 yrs

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Alejandro Arbelaez
Dumont, NJ
Maria Ramirez

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