My Colombian partner Daniel has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after acute renal failure landed him in intensive care in Arizona. Daniel and I returned to his home country for urgent care, but he has been without medical care for over a month with nephroscopy bags draining from his kidneys. Due to the corrupt and inept privatized health care system in Colombia, he been denied care here, even though he is paying monthly for the insurance plan. The nephrosopy bags and tubes are the same ones surgically inserted the US and although one is leaking we have been unable to find them here. Daniel had to literally tape up the bag to prevent it from leaking everywhere (the hospital sent Daniel off to look for one all over the city).
Daniel is literally fighting for his life. It is common in Colombia for people to apply for a Tutela, which is essentially an application for a court order obliging the insuror to provide the payee with care, medication or whatever may be in issue or being withheld. We got an Urgent Provisional Order from the court that Coomeva, the medical health care insuror, set Daniel up with a Urologist Oncologist and get him the radiography tests needed immediately. Yesterday, the company refused to comply with the order sighting only procedural delays and the absurd excuse that the company is "going through a difficult time right now". We are now left with nothing except to wait for the Judge's Sentence and Order on the non-provisional Tutela. The struggle continues to try to access care here and we have thus set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to pay out of pocket for the oncologist, MRIs, contrast xrays and chemiotherapy.
Please help in any way you can by sharing with as many as you can and with any small donation. If you share Daniel's story and share perhaps how you know him maybe we can get him what he needs. We don't want to pester our same facebook friends with this. If you have donated prior please know that we can't thank you enough. Some have even donated twice and astounded us with your love and generosity. We are just trying to get this seen by those who can push for his treatment or raise enough to pay privately. A sincere thanks to all.