Help Jeremias Fight Meningitis
Jeremias Chacon Harahuallpa is an inspirational indigenous Andean youth who has spent his life growing up in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Over the years he has grown to be a leader of the youth in his community. His head-strong and determined character make him an exceptional individual who is dedicated to bringing about positive change in this world.
Jeremias comes from conditions of extreme economic poverty in the Andes, but this has not stopped him from striving to pursue his dreams of being an artist, musician, filmmaker, and an agent of change in his community and the world. He has told me countless times how he wants to educate people about the beauty of his traditional culture and the core values of respect and reciprocity of his ancestors, which have been so lost in our modern globalized world.
Jeremias and his family need our help!
On September 15th, 2017, Jeremias was rushed to the hospital by his family because he had fallen so ill he could barely move. The doctors ran tests and came back with some truly scary news. The doctors told Jeremias and his family that they had brought him to the hospital just in time. They said it was likely that Jeremias would not have survived had he stayed at home. Jeremias was diagnosed with a severe case of meningitis.
My name is Walker Fleming, and Jeremias is one of my closest friends. He is like a brother to me. I have been close with him and his family for several years now.
I have created this fundraising campaign to help his family pay for his medical bills in their urgent time of need.
The decision to take him to the hospital by his parents was monumental because they struggle every day to put food on the table and pay for the basic human needs of Jeremias and his five brothers. Expensive medical bills are far beyond their economic means. This is the unfortunate reality of the situation. But, this is where you can help make a big difference!
The following is a breakdown of exactly how your funds will help Jeremias and his family:
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay:
- Initial diagnosis fee = 3000 PEN (923.93 USD)
Extended Hospital Recovery stay:
(Daily Room expenses & daily medicine)
- Hospital room = 200 PEN per night ($61.60 USD)
- Daily medicine cost = 150 PEN ($46.20 USD)
As of Saturday September 23, 2017:
Current Medical Bills to date = 5200 PEN
(approx. 1601.48 USD)
We are estimating that his total medical expenses will be: 5800 - 7900 PEN ($1,787.61 - $2,434.85 USD)
Jeremias is still in the hospital. He has been transferred from the ICU, however, it is critical to note that Jeremias medical situation is still very uncertain; medical costs may rise exponentially. This will depend on the length of his hospital stay and the quantity and dosages of the medicines prescribed to him by his doctors.
Please continue to check the campaign page for updates.
Any little bit will help. Our timeline to raise the funds is critical!
(Expression of Gratitude in Quechua)