Little baby Jonatan didn’t get off to a great start when he was born to his loving parents, Juan and Yuli, at the Regional Hospital in Puerto Vallarta on March 27th. This little sweet pea suffered two seizures when he was only 2 days old!!! Can you imagine the scare? His parents got him to the hospital as quick as they could where he suffered another two seizures. Due to the hospital not being appropriately staffed and equipped for the care baby Jonatan needed they had to move him via ambulance to a private hospital where he could have the support required to stabilize him and stop the recurring seizures. While their love for him is overflowing they barely have enough money to live day to day. Juan is a hard working young man, but salaries here run around $350 USD a month. On top of all of that, Mama Yuli has also required some care as she had a dangerous infection. While both are on the mend, their medical bill is rising and will finalize at at least $7,500 USD. This does not include the after home care that they will need once discharged. That may not seem like a lot for over a week of hospital care in the NICU with care from a 3 pediatricians, a neonatal pediatrician, a pediatric neurologist, an orthopedic surgeon and a lot of the extremely loving nurses, however for Juan and Yuli it is an insurmountable amount. It’s quite amazing to travel with Jonatan around the hospital to his x-rays and other studies as the entire hospital knows him and is rooting for him! You hear “mi amor” (my love) everywhere he is.
Many of you know Juan from the time he lived with me and know that he and his brother Junior haven't had it easy. Juan and Yuli have been rockstars. Knowing Juan, I am not totally surprised -- but to witness this!!!! I am so impressed with their love, maturity, dedication and hope for their new family. Please join me in helping them give baby Jonatan the care he needs. He is putting up a good fight and needs our support.
We will keep you updated and Juan and Yuli look forward to thanking each and everyone of you! Juan also promised that when Jonatan and walk and talk he will do the same! :)
- Monica Martin
- David Garbett
- Brian Fuller
- Jan Garbett
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