ABOUT DAVID: He is a 31-year-old man who came to the United States from Costa Rica in search of the American Dream. He is a hardworking, talented carpenter who has been here for 13 years. He owns his own business. He met his wife Haiying shortly after he arrived, and they have two beautiful children; Santiago, age 11 and Dannika age 3. David is a very hard-working and likable man. Through his persistence and dedication to his craft, he has been able to build his own business and support his household financially. His wife has been able to stay at home for the last three years since their youngest was born, and now that she has started school, Haiying was just starting to consider going back to work. David is very much a family man, you can see the adoration in his eyes when he looks at his wife and children. He participates in Boy Scouts with his son, as well as basketball. He is very involved in his community. Both David and Haiying are very giving of themselves, and always willing to help others. David is especially known for his big smile, his humility, and politeness.
On Sunday November 10, 2019 their lives changed forever. David started having shortness of breath and chest pain. He and his wife went to the emergency room and after some blood work they sent David to Yale New Haven Hospital for further testing. They were shocked to receive a diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Naturally they were devastated with this diagnosis but thankful to God that the cancer was found. The doctors explained that if they had waited even a few days longer, David’s life expectancy would have been 3 months.
David was admitted to the hospital right away, he is an inpatient now at Yale New Haven Hospital-Smilow Cancer Hospital; and will be in treatment for at least 8 months. They have no idea when he will be able to return to work. Haiying will be dedicated to taking care of his needs, and of their children. They do not have immediate family in the area, so she will have a lot on her plate, and is grateful to friends that have already stepped up to assist.
This journey is difficult not only physically and emotionally but also financially.
The nature of David’s job as a self-employed craftsman is that he does not have short or long term disability insurance. He was young and strong and never thought this would happen to him. Now, he faces a complete stop to his income (as he was paid per job completed). Unlike some more traditional work scenarios, there is no “office pool” to collect money to help David. He and Haiying are hesitant to ask for help. However, they have no choice. Santiago has said he wants nothing for Christmas except for his father to recover.
David is one of the good guys. He does things the right way. He gives of himself. Please consider any donation, large or small to keep this wonderful family afloat as they fight this illness together. All donations will go directly to supporting the Hidalgo family and their household expenses, as well as assisting with David’s out of pocket medical costs. God bless you all.
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Un saludo para todos. David es un immigrante costarricense de 31 años que llegó a los Estados Unidos en busca de un sueño, mientras cumplía ese sueño conoció a su esposa Haiying quien es Peruana. Juntos formaron una hermosa familia con sus dos hijos Santiago de 11 años y Dannika de 3 años. David siempre ha sido un hombre trabajador y gracias a su dedicación, había sido el proveedor principal de su hogar, ya que su esposa Haiying estaba dedicada a ser ama de casa dado a la edad de su niña pequeña. Sus vidas eran muy normales, compartían con amigos; siempre podíamos encontrar a David con su gran sonrisa en cualquier lugar que estuviese. Siempre han sido una familia bondadosa y siempre ayudando a quien los necesitará. Hasta q un día sucedió lo inesperado.
Medicamente David padecía de asma, con su medicamento estaba controlada.
Pero el día Domingo 10 de Nov.2019 sus vidas cambiaron por completo, David tuvo unos síntomas los cuales incluían dolor de pecho y falta de aire al respirar. Juntos el y su esposa decidieron ir a la sala de Emergencias, después de varios exámenes el Doctor decidió que fueran a Yale New Haven Hospital para examinar mas a profundidad.
Desafortunadamente, el diagnóstico fue Leucemia Linfocitica Aguda ,Para David y su esposa este diagnóstico ha sido muy difícil de entender, ya que no sólo están pasando un momento doloroso físicamente y emocionalmente sino que financieramente se va a ser difícil. David esta internado en el Yale New Haven Hospital - Smilow Cancer Hospital y estará en tratamiento por los siguientes 8 meses, sin realmente saber cuándo podrá volver a trabajar. Aunque esta noticia los sorprendió demasiado le dan gracias a Dios que fue ese día que fue diagnosticado, los Doctores explican que si hubiesen esperado unos días más David solo hubiese tenido 3 meses promedio de vida.
Su esposa estará dedicada al cuidado de su esposo y su hijos, ya que no tienen familia inmediata, y por esta razón ella no podrá trabajar
Todas las donaciones serán recibidas por Haiying para cubrir gastos médicos, cuidar de sus hijos y gastos de su hogar. Les agradecemos de ante mano toda su cooperación . Que Dios les bendiga.