Jorgito is a Chilean 4-year-old boy with a congenital heart disease. As a consequence of his heart problem, he developed plastic bronchitis, which is a lymphatic flow disorder that causes severe respiratory issues. In children with plastic bronchitis, lymph fluid builds up in the airways and forms rubbery or caulk-like plugs (known as casts). These casts block the airways, making it difficult to breathe, and might cause death.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the first and the only center that has developed a procedure to treat Jorgito’s condition. However, the cost of this treatment goes up to $250,000 dollars. In spite of that, and after tremendous efforts and hard work, which involved several fundraising events in their hometown, San Vicente, and donations, Jorgito’s parents (Dayana and Jorge) were able to raise $90,000 to bring him to the USA, and he is now being treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. However, they are still missing money to pay the bills of Jorgito’s treatment. For this reason, we are asking for donations to help Dayana and Jorge with the medical expenses. All the money raised will be used to cover Jorgito’s treatment.
We, the Chilean community living in Philadelphia and other Latin American friends, heard of Jorgito's case through the Chilean Consulate in Philadelphia. Since then, we have done everything we can to help them (we owe our gratitude to Lorena and Ricardo, who received Jorgito and his family in their home). We would truly appreciate your helping hand towards the fulfillment of the long and difficult journey the Pavez-Guzman family is facing.
We sincerely thank you for every dollar you are able to give. Every little bit helps and we are immensely grateful.
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