Desiree Ortega Assistance Fund

I am starting this fundraiser on behalf of Desiree Ortega, a friend that I have known since middle school. Desiree is a native Santa Fean who is in need of support from our community. In October of 2019 Desiree became unable to walk on her own and has had many health setbacks which doctors have been unable to diagnose.  This is a message from Des, 
. “It has been very scary for me, but also to my kids. I am currently unable to work and my health changes daily. Some days I am able to get around with a walker, but most days I am in a wheelchair. Asking for help has never been easy for me to do, but that is where I am. Below you will find areas of my life where I can use help.

*I need supplies Possibly donated Or whatever you can give to help pay for a lawyer to get disability, build a ramp ADA approved for my wheelchair along with a rail to hold onto outside my front door.

*maybe someone that can give their time to build it with their skills And materials donated to build it

*Grab bars For all over my house for me to get safely around (sizes vary from 60 inch, 36 inch, x4 12 inch, x3 24 inch and 15 inch bars)

*Wheelchair carrier for back of SUV Any questions let me know. I will do my best to answer. Please know if it is not immediate it is because I may not be feeling well or I am resting. Thank you and blessings.”
If you have skills in any of these areas, we are asking for your support at this time. If you cannot offer your skills a donation would be greatly appreciated. 

Santa Fe is a small community and this mother of four needs our help. There are far too many resources for her to have to struggle on her own. Please message me,  Antoinette Martinez, if you have any questions. Our goal is to raise $25K to help her with medical bills, lawyer fees, and most of all, get her support to equip her home to be 100% handicap accessible. 

If you have any resources in mind that we may be able to contact please let us know. Our community needs to come together for our fellow sister! Anything helps. 

Thank you and God Bless!


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  • Thomas Griego 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Hallie Brennan 
    • $25 
    • 11 d
  • Jason Herrera 
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Aimee Canby 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Bianca Sivan 
    • $18 
    • 13 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Antoinette Martinez 
Santa Fe, NM
Desiree Ortega 

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