Maria’s Medical/Funeral Fund

Request for help...

Those of you that know me well know that I’m not one to ask for help - it’s something very hard for me to do. The help I am requesting though is not for me, but for one of my sisters. You see, my sister was diagnosed many years ago, she was diagnosed with a terminal illness - scleroderma. She was told then that she would only live for a few months, maybe a year. Long story short, through many natural remedies, she was able to live a lot longer than any doctor had told her she would. She’s had her struggles along the way, but the scleroderma went dormant for the most part...until a few months ago.

Like me, she’s not one to ask for help, so in that stubbornness, she let time go by while her scleroderma, slowly at first, came back and now it’s in full force. She was in Yucatan, Mexico when this persistent cough started and it wasn’t until my mother, worried for her, flew to Mexico to help her get back because she heard how bad she was. My mother took her in for some medical tests (to ensure her lungs would be okay with her flying in an airplane,) where they urgently admitted her into the hospital and she’s been there for a week now. She was told it would have been a matter of hours, maybe a few days, before she died had she not been taken to the hospital.

The problem now is, that although she has medical insurance in the USA, she doesn’t in Mexico and her USA medical insurance won’t cover the hospital stay in Mexico. We’re pooling our money together as a family, but we still need help. In addition to her hospital stay, she will also need to be on oxygen for the rest of her life, so in order to get her home, we need to buy an FAA approved device with enough batteries that will cover 150% of travel time. This and the hospital stay in Mexico is where we need help desperately.

Anything, even the smallest amount will help out our family.

Thank you so much!!!
  • Tigran Hayrapetyan 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • The Pettits 
    • $75 
    • 45 mos
  • Karen Walters 
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Anna Mgerian 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Greta Schwartz 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Susanna Burger 
Organizer
Reading, PA
Raymundo Barrera 
Beneficiary
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