Victor's Battle Against Cancer

Versión en español

 

Hace solo unos cuantos meses, nuestro hermano, tio, y amigo Victor estaba trabajando duro. Victor es una persona que siempre ha sido alguien que ha trabajado uno, dos o tres trabajos a la misma vez para mantener un hogar para el y su hijo. El ha sido un hombre muy generoso, feliz y hechado para adelante. Hace unas semanas, Victor empezo a sentirse debil y dejo de comer grandes porciones porque el sistema digestivo ya no le sostenia la comida. El empezó a perder peso y llego a bajar mas de 30 libras. Al verlo tan flaco y debil, nosotros decidimos ayudarlo a encontrar un especialista y averiguar que le estaba causando tanto malestar. Su primer doctor nos dijo que era un virus pero los medicamentos no lo estaban ayudando. Lo llevamos a Victor a otro especialista y despues de una endoscopia y mas examenes el doctor nos dijo que no era un virus.

El 29 de junio fue un dia inesperado cuando el doctor nos afirmó que Victor tiene cáncer gastrico etapa 2. Nos mandarón directo a un oncólogo para empezar los tratamientos de quimioterapia. Los doctores ahora le exigen a Victor que mantenga 3 dias de suero por semana y 18 horas al dia en alimentacion por un tubo directo al estomago. Tambien le han mandado muchas medicaciones para las nauseas y los efectos de la quimioterapia. Asi es la unica forma que lo podemos ayudar para que tenga las fuerzas que se necesitan para batallar contra los cambios que vienen con quimioterapia.

Victor sabe que el no esta solo en estos momentos de tribulacion. El sabe que el es hijo de Dios y el tiene la fe que el va a ser sanado por nuestro Padre. El es amado inmensamente por su familia y amigos. Nosotros estamos apoyandolo y ayudando en la mejor manera que nosotros sabemos/todo momento que el nos necesita, pero el necesita ayuda adicional para sus gastos médicos.

La batalla contra este cancer va a ser dura pero con tu ayuda el solo va a estar enfocado en su recuperacion y no en los dias de trabajo que esta perdiendo.

Nos ayudas? Le queremos presentar esta donacion a el de parte de todos sus amigos y familiares. Cualquier ayuda, pequeña o grande va a ser una gran bendición para el. Mil gracias de lo mas profundo de nuestros corazones y que Dios te lo multipliqué.

 

Josué 1:9 Mira que te mando que te esfuerces y seas valiente; no temas ni desmayes, porque Jehová tu Dios estará contigo en dondequiera que vayas.

 

 

English Version

 

Only a few months ago Victor; a father, brother, uncle and friend, was tiredlessly working to provide for his son and their home. Victor is someone who has always worked hard at one, two or three jobs at the same time. He is someone who is really giving, happy, and self-reliant.

When Victor started feeling unusually weak a few weeks ago, he pushed it aside and continued working. However, the weakness continued to grow and take over his days. He stopped eating since his stomach could no longer hold solid foods. He also started to lose a lot of weight and soon lost 30 pounds altogether. At the sight of this sudden decrease in weight and increased weakness, we hurried him to the best specialist we knew. We realized his former doctor had led him to think he had a virus that would go away with antibiotics.

After an endoscopy and more scans, the new specialist told us this was not a virus, in fact it was stage II gastric cancer. He sent us directly to a cancer center to start the treatments necessary. Victor was started on chemotherapy. In order for his weight not to decrease and his nutrition to be stable enough for a safe process through chemotherapy, he was ordered to attend three visits per week to get IV fluids. He is also on a feeding tube that provides nutrition 18 hours per day. He also has multiple other medications to help with nausea and chemo side effects. This is the only way that we are able to provide him with the strength to endure all that is yet to come with his treatment.


Victor knows that he is not alone in these trying moments. He knows the love of God and has faith in His healing power.  He is loved by his family and friends who are praying and doing their best to support him, but he needs additional financial support to cover the medical expenses.  The road ahead will be a hard one but with your help he can focus on healing and not think about the work he is missing. 

We ask for your help in raising funds in what will be an investment for his life. Every donation, small or large, is greatly appreciated. We present these donations to him on behalf of all those who love and support him. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Donations

  • Isidro y Kattya Vargas 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
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    • $19 
    • 21 mos
  • Danny Diaz 
    • $5 
    • 21 mos
  • Maria Gregorio  
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
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    • $20 
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Shantal Sanchez Prado 
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Chris Prado 
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Eilyn Prado 
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