Help Matias Breathe

Hello, my name is Andrea Guerrero and I am starting this fundraiser with the hopes of reaching as many people as possible in my efforts to raise money to help towards the extremely costly lung transplant desperately needed by my nephew Matias Cozzi. Matias is a 17 year old teenage boy who has been in critical condition since Friday Sept. 8th due to the incurable genetic disease cystic fibrosis (a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The defective gene causes a thick sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs which clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually, respiratory failure.)
Matias is a typical teenager with an extreme passion for soccer! He played for many years until his lungs could not keep up anymore. He is an outstanding straight A's student, loving son, awesome friend, intensely disciplined, and determined kid! Matias was diagnosed at 4 months old which forever chaged his life life and the life of his entire family. His daily routine consists of six nebulizer treatments, CPT (chest physical therapy) 2-4 times a day, plus all his daily medications with no breaks allowed. Throughout the years, whenever complications arose, Matias would be admitted at St. Mary's Hospital for at least a week. Unfortunately, for the past two years due to the aggresive progression of his illness it has been necessary for him to be admitted every two months. During his last hospitalization, his condition took a turn for the worse and doctors ordered   him to be immediately transferred to Shands Children's Hospital in Gainsville via an emergency hospital plane. At his arrival at Shands, Matias underwent several critical lifesaving procedures. Matias is now connected  to an artificial lung in order to give him a chance to continue to fight for his life. His only hope of survival is to have as soon as possible a double lung transplant. All of his doctors, nurses, family, and friends are amazed by his sheer strength, courage, strong will and determination to conquer this hard battle he is faced with. I ask all of you who read this to please donate whatever you can to help Matias breathe. I thank everyone for your prayers, well wishes and support for our family whom will forever be greatful. 
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    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Ivan Franklin 
    • $20 
    • 48 mos
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    • $100 
    • 49 mos
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    • $20 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Andrea Cozzi Guerrero 
Organizer
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Edgardo Cozzi 
Beneficiary
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