The Pasillas Moraga Family currently resides in El Centro, CA and consists of Monica Pasillas (Mother), Martin Pasillas (Father), Maritza Pasillas (Daughter), Martin Pasillas Moraga (Oldest Son), & Juan Pasillas Moraga (Youngest Son).
Here's what happened:
June 2017: Just two months ago, Monica Pasillas (Mother), lost her left eye due to an unknown bacterial infection. Monica sought out opinions from multiple doctors all over San Diego County, looking for any alternative treatment that would allow her to keep her eye; and was left with no option beside surgery as the bacteria was moving quickly toward her brain.
Monica Pasillas does not work as her full-time job is caregiving for her daughter, Martiza Pasillas, who is wheel-chair bound from Cerebral Palsy.
Cost of eye surgery: $2,500
Pictured above: Maritza Pasillas (Left) & Monica Pasillas (Right).
June 2017: Only 2 weeks after Monica's battle with an unknown bacteria that costs her eye, Martin Pasillas (Husband) suffered a tramautic knee injury leaving him unable to continue working. Martin works for a furniture delivery company, Aaron's Furniture, and is the primary earner for the Pasillas Moraga family.
Martin needed knee surgery in order to realize a full recovery. Doctors recommended roughly 6-10 months of recovery before Martin will be able to return to work.
Average price of a knee surgery: $31,124
Pictured above: Martin Pasillas (Left), Maritza Pasillas (Middle), Monica Pasillas (Right).
August 2017: Maritza Pasillas, 25 years old, was born with Cerebral Palsy and has been in a wheel-chair since birth. After her mother's complications with an unknown bacteria in her left eye, the family was forced to hire a caregiver to assist Maritza during her mother's recovery and adjustment period.
Maritza wears a 'Baclofen Pump' that administers a muscle relaxant and antispastic medication that is commonly used for treatment of severe spasticity caused by injury to or certain conditions of the brain or spinal cord (Cerebral Palsy).
During her mother's absence, Maritza suffered an injury that caused complications with her Baclofen Pump. Maritza suffered seizers and other side effects consistent with overdose.
Maritza is now scheduled for a very delicate surgery at Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego Wednesday, August 9th 2017 @ 7:30AM.
We ask that you please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!
Average Cost of Baclofen Pump Malfunction Surgery: $60,000
Pictured above: Maritza Pasillas.
August 2nd 2017: Oldest son, Martin Pasillas Moraga (Age 21) suffers car accident in El Centro, CA.
Click here to see article on Martin Pasillas Moraga's car accident...
Martin Pasillas Moraga broke his left arm, collar-bone, & left-shoulder. He is scheduled for shoulder surgery in 2 weeks (Week of August 21st, 2017).
Average cost of (broken) shoulder surgery: $2,500
Pictured above: Wreckage from Martin Pasillas's accident.
Pictured above: Monica Pasillas (Left) & Martin Pasillas Moraga (Right).
How can you help?
The Pasillas Moraga family is in need of your charitable donations right now... and as cliche as it sounds- anything and everything helps!
Without Martin Pasillas's (Father) income this family is facing catastrophy.
We have the unique opportunity to lift the spirits and rush to the aid of a family in dire need; and I cannot think of a more qualified candidate or family who has endured more over the past two months.
With medical bills & future medical bills now piling up, my goal is to raise $25,000 for the Pasillas Moraga family by the end of August 2017.
Please share this with your family, friends, and networks. Even if you are not in a position to make a donation- the act of sharing this on your social media platforms and spreading awareness of this campaign is much appreciated!
We ask that you please keep the Pasillas Moraga family in your thoughts and prayers... God bless!
- joel grijalva
- Liz Pankhurst
- Clarissa Teran
- Stephanie Mendoza
Organizer and beneficiary
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