Help for sick journalist in Venezuela

$690 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 26 days
Created March 30, 2019
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Help for sick journalist with Parkinson's in Venezuela
 
The Mexican journalist Rodolfo Rivera has suffered from Parkinson's disease for four years and his illness has been progressing year after year with tremors, depression, loss of sleep and disorders to talk and chew what has been difficult to perform his work as a correspondent in Caracas.


Rodolfo needs to travel every 4 months to Bogotá, Colombia, to maintain his treatment after having undergone functional and restorative neurological surgery in August 2017. However, Rodolfo has not been able to leave Venezuela and travel to Bogota since September 2018 in the absence of economic resources.

With 76 years of age and the very  problematic situation that Venezuela is going through, where the medicines that it uses in its treatment (Levodopa, Mirapex, Melatonina, Madopar, Eranz, Glucovanc and Donepezilo) are difficult to obtain, his precarious economic situation has worsened after
not receing salary since January.




Ayuda para periodista enfermo con Parkinson en Venezuela

El periodista mexicano Rodolfo Rivera padece de la enfermedad de Parkinson desde hace cuatro años y su mal ha ido avanzando año tras año con temblores, depresión, pérdida del sueño y trastornos para hablar y masticar lo que se le ha ido dificultando realizar su trabajo como corresponsal en Caracas.


Rodolfo necesita viajar cada 4 meses a Bogotá, Colombia, para mantener su tratamiento tras haber sido sometido a una cirugía de neurología funcional y restaurativa en agosto de 2017. Sin embargo, Rodolfo no ha podido salir de Venezuela y viajar a Bogota desde septiembre del 2018 ante la falta de recursos económicos.

Con 76 años de edad y ante la situación tan precaria que atraviesa Venezuela, en donde las medicinas que utiliza en su tratamiento (Levodopa, Mirapex, Melatonina, Madopar, Eranz, Glucovanc y Donepezilo) son difíciles de conseguir, se añade su situación económica precaria en donde no percibe sueldo desde enero.







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La situación de Rodolfo se agudizo luego de que, en enero pasado, la agencia de noticias para la que trabajaba decidiera presidir de sus corresponsales en el extranjero. Sus colegas ubicados en distintos países y entre los que me incluyo (Francisco Trujillo en Dallas, Texas) decidimos iniciar esta campaña, para tratar de aliviar un poco la desesperada situación de nuestro compañero.
Los fondos que se recauden servirán a Rodolfo a sufragar sus medicinas y sus traslados a Colombia a fin de que pueda continuar con su tratamiento


The situation of Rodolfo worsened after the news agency for which he worked for more than 28 years decided to lay off their correspondents abroad. His colleagues, located in different countries including myself (Francisco Trujillo in Dallas, Texas) decided to start this campaign, to try to alleviate a bit the desperate situation of our friend.
The funds will help Rodolfo to pay for his medicines and travel to Colombia so that he can continue with his treatment
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$690 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 26 days
Created March 30, 2019
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