Fernando Hernandez Medical Fund

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Viviana Teston has been Administrator for the Amapas Neighborhood Assn for several years, helping build it into the successful organization we are today.  Very sadly, after suffering the recent loss of Tom Swale, our ANA President, Viviana learned that her husband Fernando Hernandez had a brain tumor and needed immediate surgery.

Fernando himself was ANA's office assistant until recently.  He has always been a helpful, smiling and very capable presence and (among many other things) helped manage many of our construction projects like the rebuild of Calle Hortensias.

Fernando had a successful operation in Guadalajara on Saturday, June 1 to remove the tumor. He is recovering and awaiting pathology results to learn more about his prognosis.  Viviana and Fernando have two kids, and Viviana is taking time off from ANA and between PV and GDL to deal with this.

Many of our members and Viviana's and Fernando's friends have expressed interest in helping offset the medical costs which are already over $250,000 pesos (more than $12,500 USD).  The ANA Board voted to establish this fund to help the Hernandez/Teston family in its time of need.
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This update from our ANA administrator Viviana Teston:

After further tests it has been determined that Fernando has a diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Presumably of extraodal origin (bone).
He needs an immediate whole body PET scan to make sure there are no foci of lymphoma elsewhere and to see a hematologist/oncologist ASAP.

If there are no other foci of lymphoma, treatment would consist of 3 initial rounds of chemotherapy.

After treatment then he needs to have another PET scan to see if there is any more tumor activity then another round of chemotherapy.

Prognosis is favorable with more than 70 percent probability for cure.
If localized, then 80 percent probability for cure.

Viviana will be available only part time for a while, but Diego Villa is covering the office. They are both overwhelmed with the incredible support they have been receiving from our ANA family.

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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We at ANA are so excited to have met the goal of $8,000 we had for Fernando's medical expenses to help their family. After the crises we have been facing lately, it is so wonderful to see the Amapas community taking care of our own in such a generous way. Viviana is very grateful and will provide updates when possible.

Having met our goal we will close down this fund, and are waiting on more test results. Please continue to keep Fernando and family in your thoughts.
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