On may 25,2017 my brother Mario Valdez Jr went into the ER at essentia in Fargo with a high fever and nauseous. Well he found out he had a sore under his left foot which was infected. Mario is diabetic type 2 and also has nueropathy so the infection was severe and was septic. So they rushed him into surgery that night and told Mario that they would be removing his little toe and see what will happen after. so Mario made it out of surgery fine with his little toe gone, so they continued monitoring him over the weekend, on Sunday they checked his foot and found that it was still some infection. They took him In to get an MRI and found that there was some more infection up his leg, so Mario got the worst news possible the surgeon said they would have to amputate, we were all shocked and just sad but that's what they had to do, so in he goes for his second surgery and they amputated about 4" below the knee, he came out of surgery and we as a family we're with him everyday giving him support, he did go threw some depression but we tell him life goes on, well the surgeon gave him another MRI to make sure all the infection was gone...and got good news that it was, but still he was on the strongest antibiotics possible. So after a couple days Everything was looking good...so they brought him into his 3rd surgery so they could close the wound and let the healing process begin he was at essentia for a couple of weeks...then they transported him to Sanford in Fargo to go into rehabilitation he will be there for 10-14 days. He is doing good and I know my brother is strong but he needs support from friends and family, so I'm asking for donations for my brother go fund me because we all know medical bills aren't cheap he has been in the hospital almost a month. I want my brother not to worry about medical bills so that is why I'm asking for donations, whether it is one dollar, five dollars, twenty dollars, anythin helps during this time. Please keep my brother in your prayers or send him positive vibes...thank you!! this money will also help my brother in many ways, he is a single dad with only one income, and at the moment he is on a short disability, with little to no income coming in, so please help in anyway you can, thank you so much!!!!