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Help Alfonso Ortiz Beat Cancer

$18,656 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 181 people in 4 months
Created January 29, 2018
This fund was set-up for Alfonso and Patty by family...
No one wants to hear the word cancer, but when it affects your loved one, it takes a truly profound meaning and a whole village to help heal.
Alfonso has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called Burkitt Lymphoma.  Although his case is rare, thank God it is treatable!
With on-going, extensive, in-hospital chemo treatments and having two little boys, Lucas and Tomás, (3 years old and 1 year old, respectively) his wife, Patty, being that she returned to work less than a year ago from maternity leave, has had to take an unpaid leave of absense. Financial worrisome shouldn’t be a burden on them, so, we ask that you lend a helping hand anyway you can, please.
Let’s keep the positive spirit up and f*ck cancer!

Este fondo fue creado para Alfonso y Patty por su familia ...
Nadie quiere escuchar la palabra cáncer, pero cuando afecta a su ser querido, es un significado verdaderamente profundo y se ocupa un pueblo entero para ayudar a sanar.
Alfonso ha sido diagnosticado con un Non-Hodgkins linfoma llamado Burkitt Lymphoma. Aunque su caso es raro, ¡gracias a Dios es tratable!
Con continuos, extensos tratamientos de quimioterapia en el hospital y teniendo dos niños pequeños, Lucas y Tomás, (3 años y 1 año de edad, respectivamente) su esposa, Patty, siendo que regresó al trabajo hace menos de un año de maternidad, ha tenido que tomar una ausencia de trabajo sin sueldo. La preocupación financiera no debería ser una carga para ellos, por lo tanto, le pedimos que lo ayude de cualquier modos possible, por favor.
 ¡Mantengamos el espíritu positivo y mandar al cáncer a la jodida!
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It is with deep sadness to inform that after an immense battle, Alfonso passed yesterday. He fought wholeheartedly for his family until the very end. Thank you for your emotional investment in us and please keep him in your prayers.

WE LOVE YOU, ALFONSO!
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From Patty:
We will start this off with good news - they did a PET CT scan and it appears most of the cancer has disappeared except for a little bit in his stomach lining. Today, Alfonso is back at the hospital for what will hopefully be his last hospitalization. He will need to have a surgery to remove his port a cath that has been causing problems. From there, if all goes well, he will start the Fourth and final round of chemo tomorrow. We are almost at the finish line and can’t wait to get back to our normal lives. Alfonso has maintained a good humor throughout but his health has taken a toll from receiving one of the strongest chemo regimens that exist. He says he does not recognize himself in the mirror.
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Hello to all - quick update to keep you in the loop. Alfonso is starting round 3 of chemo today...we are half way through treatment! Thank you for your continued support and prayers.
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We cannot thank you enough for helping to reach our goal! All your shares have been amazing and kind words beyond belief. Here is a note from Patty, best said herself:

We feel incredibly blessed by the outpouring of support by so many people.  We have read each and every one of your inspiring words.  (One of you had us laughing - we needed that too!). Knowing we are not alone has given us strength to continue going forward during this trying time.  After nearly a month of hospitalization, we finished a bumpy Round 1 of chemo.  It was an emotional roller coaster and we are glad to put it past us.  In spite of everything, Alfonso is in high spirits.  He was able to spend a week at home resting and spending quality time with the family.  The boys sure missed Papu (as they call him).  Round 2 begins Tuesday but Alfonso’s attitude is: “Bring it on!”

No matter how hard it might be we know a bundle of sticks can’t be broken.  The battle continues.  Please keep us in your prayers.  Thank you for the love. 
Slowly but surely...I can do this!
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Raised by 181 people in 4 months
Created January 29, 2018
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