Hello everybody, and thank you for taking the time to look at our cause.
We are raising money for my friend's brother who lives in Guanajuato, Mexico. On September 18th, Rene Urbieta Rios woke up and felt sick and weak, and struggled with even just walking. That same day he went to the hospital and spent all day receiving various tests to try and figure out what was wrong. By the end of the night he was transferred to a better hospital as the medical staff at the hospital worried he had a serious sickness that required more intensive care. After being at the new hospital for a few hours the doctors there discovered he had Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Guillain-Barré syndrome also knows as GBS, is a rare disorder that cause the body's immune system to attack its own nerves. Syptoms include muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, swallowing and walking. GBS can even lead to paralysis.
On September 20th, he woke up in a coma like state being unable to walk or breathe due to GBS taking its toll on his body. That same night he had to get an emergency Tracheotomy surgery because he was no longer able to breathe on his own. The next day he woke up from his surgery, and was able to move simple parts of his body such as his eyes, fingers, and toes, but he was still in critical condition, being unable to move most of his body. Since that day he has not improved much and still relies on the Tracheal tube in his neck to breathe. After 3 or 4 weeks,when he can start breathing on his own, he will start therapy to help him get back to the life he had just a few weeks ago.
We are asking for donations to help cover the expenses from his surgeries, medicine, and any other services he might need. The treatments he received just for 1 week cost an estimated $17,000, not including any treatments or medicine he will need during his recovery which can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. Any help whether in the form of donations or sharing our cause would be greatly appreciated and would be a huge help.
Thank you for reading and have a great day!
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