Thank you for your help! You helped save my life.

(Traducción al Español al final - Spanish translation is at the end)

Lucio defines himself as a person who has lived intensely enjoying every moment, and every person that life has put in his path. Life is a great opportunity, he says, an opportunity to grow, to love, to transcend and leave a mark. This week his daughter gave him some great news. He will be a grandfather for his next birthday and this has filled him up with joy. He dreams of holding the baby, kiss him a million times and get him to sleep in his lap. To see him grow up and become a honorable man or woman.

But for several years Lucio has been struggling with the disease called “metabolic syndrome,” without much success because it seems as if the medicines did not do in his body the effect that were supposed to. And therefore the values ​​of cholesterol, sugar, triglycerides ... etc have been out of control for some time. Lucio has really tried everything, from different doctors and natural remedies that well-meaning friends recommended, until going to see a doctor in California who specializes in these problems on the advice of oldest daughter. But it was after this last doctor and with the introduction of insulin that things got even worse. Lucio gained weight from one day to the next and his condition worsened.

Nowadays, Lucio can hardly walk (he used to walk a lot, he loved it), his feet and joints of his whole body hurt a lot and he hardly sleeps. His triglycerides are above 2,000 (they can only measure up to 2,000, before insulin they were at 800), good cholesterol practically at 0, bad at 700, total lack vitamin D, sugar at 400 normally... a really bad picture. Several doctors have recommended a corrective metabolic surgery because they say that Lucio’s case is perfect for it because they do not give him more than a year of life in his current condition, in fact they said that they did not understand how with those blood values ​​Lucio is alive and “walking”. The prognosis would be a massive heart attack at any time. Lucio is very good spirits in spite of the bad news because he firmly believes that his life is already a miracle, “to be alive with these values ​​in blood is already a miracle” and that receiving another by having that operation would not be difficult for God to do. If you can help and be part of the miracle we would be very grateful because the operation is very expensive. Prayers are very appreciated.
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Lucio se define a si mismo como una persona que ha vivido intensamente disfrutando cada instante, cada momento, y de cada persona que la vida ha puesto en su camino. La vida es una gran oportunidad, dice el, una gran oportunidad para crecer, para amar, para trascender y dejar huella. En esta semana su hija le comunicó una gran noticia que le ha llenado de gozo, será abuelo para su proximo cumpleaños y el sueña con su bebe, besarlo mucho y dormirlo en su regazo. Verlo crecer y hacerse un hombre o una mujer de bien.

Sin embargo por varios años Lucio ha estado batallando con la enfermedad llamada sindrome metabólico, sin mucho exito pues pareciera como si las medicinas no hiceran en su cuerpo el efecto que se suponia debian hacer. Y por lo tanto los valores de colesterol, azucar, trigliceridos... etc estan fuera de control desde hace tiempo. Lucio realmente lo ha tratado todo, desde diferentes medicos y remedios naturales que amigos bien intencionados le recomendaban, hasta ir a ver un medico en California especialista en esos problemas por consejo de su hija. Pero fue despues de este ultimo medico y con la introduccion de insulina que las cosas se pusieron aun peor. Lucio aumentó de peso de un dia para otro al empezar a usar insulina y su condición empeoró.

Hoy en dia Lucio casi ni puede caminar (algo el hacia mucho y le gustaba), le han salido fibromas y le duelen mucho las plantas de los pies asi como las articulaciones de todo el cuerpo. Sus trigliceridos esta por encima de 2,000 (solo lo miden hasta 2,000 antes de usar insulina estaban en 800), colesterol bueno practicamente en 0, el malo en 700, carece de vitamina D, azucar en 400 y pico normalmente... etc realmente un cuadro tetrico. Varios doctores le han recomendado una cirugia correctiva metabolica pues dicen que su caso es perfecto para ella pues no le dan mas de un año de vida en su condicción actual, de hecho ultimo doctor dijo que no entendia como es que con esos valores en sangre Lucio estaba vivo y caminando. El prognostico seria un ataque al corazon masivo en cualquier momento. Lucio esta de muy buen animo a pesar de las malas noticias pues cree firmemente que su vida es ya un milagro, “estar vivo con esos valores en sangre es ya un milagro” y que recibir otro y ser operado no seria dificil para Dios. Si pueden ayudar y ser parte del milagro se les agradeceria mucho pues la operacion es muy costosa. Las oraciones son muy agradecidas.

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