Valentine has lived a life in and out of hospitals since he was diagnosed with diabetes at 11 years old. Lucky to have had a kidney and pancreas transplant in 2005, he was doing amazingly well until unfortunate news yesterday. His doctors told him that his new kidney is failing. It's heartbreaking to have to go back to the misery of dialasis as he waits for another kidney transplant.
His wish at this point in his life is a live kidney transpalnt donor or Valentine is facing death.
A series of unfortunate circumstances in his living situation and family life has caused him to be without an income.
Valentine's love for dance started when he met the love of his life and he wanted to learn dance to bring joy to her. After their break-up he fell into a deep depression and he always talks about how dance has changed his spirit and saved his life.
With his love for the Salsa dance community, Valentine has worked at studios and promoted many Salsa artists and his lifelong dream was coming to fruition last month before the kidney problems began.
He has always wanted to start his own dancewear line called "Dance Class Sweats". His designs are done, business licence purchased, trademark established...etc. He was ready to go to print when he was admitted to hospital.
Born on Valentine's day (hense his name), love surrounds Valentine. Many people who have come to know him have been touched by his gentle soul yet fiesty zest for life.
Donations will be sent to pay his medical bills and also create his line of clothing to sustain him throughout his journey back to recovery.
Offer $100 and we will send you one pair of Valentine's dancewear sweat pants!
- Josie Neglia
- Laura Canellias
- JAYCEE KOH
- Woralux Semthiti
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