Barbara Calderon medical expenses

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Barbara Calderon passed away  on January 26, 2016 at the tender 41 years of age. She was beautiful, creative and passionate purveyor of baked goods such as cupcakes to bring joy to weddings and other special celebrations. It also helped make ends meet and workfrom home, leaving her time with her sons & extended  family in a very busy activity schedule.

She was on holiday from Costa Rica, visiting her family that live  in California. On the day of her sudden unexpected event, she was excited to take her sons to Universal Studios in Los Angeles for a day of fun.

En route to the  park she stopped breathing in the car. After first responders rushed to stabilize her , she was transported to the nearest emergency room.   Barbara had gone many minutes without breathing and they placed her in a hypothermic state and placed her in an induced coma to preserve her brain and await for her to recover and respond.

She spent days hanging onto life by machines. Her husband flew from Costa Rica to witness her take her final breath after making the heart wrenching decision of taking her off life support after multiple brain scans and opportunities for her to wake up. She was pronounced as brain dead on January 26th.
Her organs were given for donation and transplanted to waiting patients in great need the next day.

Her passing was due to heart failure that had gone undiagnosed from a congenital birth defect. Barbara had no health or travel insurance. Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Angeles), Emergency room, 6 days of ICU care, Labs & Cardiology expenses have been almost $300,000 dollars.  We have negotiated the bill to $70,000.00 to cover the care Barbara received. We are hoping to reach this goal in the next 60 days. All help is welcomed and appreciated to help alleviate the financial stress of this medical debt.

She was laid to rest in her hometown of Cartago, Costa Rica on Saturday February 6, 2016 with hundreds of mourners gathered to celebrate her short and impactful life.

Barbara is survived  by her loving husband, mother,  two sons, sisters, nephews, and hundreds of family members and friends that will miss her dearly.





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Barbara Calderón falleció el 26 de enero de 2016. Tenia solamente 41 años de edad. Era bella, creativa y llenaba de alegría las bodas y otras celebraciones especiales con sus bellas y deliciosas creaciones de pasteleria. Ese don le permitió tener suficiente tiempo con sus hijos mientras ayudaba a proveer por su familia.

Barbara estaba de vacaciones  visitando a su familia que vive en California. En el día de su evento repentino e inesperado, estaba muy contenta de llevar a sus hijos a Universal Studios en Los Ángeles por un día de diversión.

En el camino al parque dejó de respirar en el coche. Después de que los paramedicos corrieron a estabilizarla, fue trasladada a la sala de emergencias más cercana. Barbara tuvo muchos minutos sin respirar y se le coloco en un estado de hipotermia y en un coma inducido para preservar su cerebro y esperar a que se recupere y a que responda.

Pasó días en cuidados intensivos. Su esposo voló de Costa Rica para presenciar su último aliento. Ella fue declarada con muerte cerebral el 26 de enero.
Sus órganos fueron dados para donación y trasplantados a necesitados pacientes en espera el día siguiente.

Su muerte se debió a una insuficiencia cardíaca por un defecto congénito no diagnosticado en vida. Barbara no tenía seguro médico o de viaje. Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Ángeles), la sala de emergencias, 6 días de cuidados intensivos, laboratorios y gastos de Cardiología han sido de casi $ 300.000 dólares. Hemos negociado  $ 70,000.00 para cubrir el cuidado recibido de Barbara. Estamos con la esperanza de alcanzar este objetivo en los próximos 60 días. Toda ayuda es bienvenida y apreciada para ayudar a aliviar el estrés financiero de esta deuda médica.

Ella fue enterrada en su ciudad natal de Cartago, Costa Rica el sábado 6 de de febrero de, 2016. Cientos de dolientes se reunieron para celebrar su corta e impactante vida.

Le sobreviven su amado esposo, madre, dos hijos, hermanas, sobrinos, y cientos de miembros de la familia y amigos que la extrañan mucho.






 
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Desde lo más profundo de nuestro corazón agradecemos el apoyo que nos han dado en la recaudación del dinero, nunca imaginamos que en 5 días lo conseguiríamos!!, esto es muestra de la cantidad de corazones que Bárbara llegó a tocar con su luz! Aparte de lo económico, queremos darles las gracias por la ola de energía positiva que generó esta campaña, toda esa energía es la que nos da fuerzas para seguir adelante.

Estamos convencidos de que su apoyo se multiplicará en cosas buenas para sus vidas.

Eternamente agradecidos.
Se ha realizado!

Su familia.


From the bottom of our heart we want to thank you again for all your loving support. We couldn't imagine that in just 5 days you helped us reach our goal! This demonstrated all the hearts that Barbara reach with her light.

We also like to thank you for all the positive wave of energy that was generated throughout this campaign. All this gives us strength to continue forward.

We are assured that your support will be payed forward with good things in your lives.

Forever grateful.
It has been accomplished!

Your family
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Nuestra familia hoy ha despertado a esta gran noticia. Hemos llegado a la meta y más!
Muchísimas gracias por el apoyo y servicio que nos han brindado. Estamos eternamente agradecidos.
Los dejamos con un bello vídeo de Barbara gracias a las memorias enviadas por muchos de ustedes.

Our family has been awaken this morning to the beautiful news that we've reach our goal, and more!
Thank you for the support and the service done to us. For this we will be eternally grateful. We live you with a beautiful video of Barbara made with the wonderful memories many of you shared with us.
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Barbara Calderon medical expenses has reached 55% of its goal.
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Muchas gracias ..........Thank you very much

De nuevo, muchas gracias por el gran apoyo a esta campaña.
Y de parte de nuestra familia queremos reiterar de que esta campaña es para honrar la vida de Barbara Calderon. Ella toco positivamente a tantas personas. Siempre dando de si misma para los demás y dando alegria a quien la conoció. De esto se trata.
También se trata de mostrar nuestro agradecimiento a una institución y a un equipo medico de calidad mundial que hizo todo lo posible por salvar la vida de Barbara. Fue tratada con respeto y dignidad . De eso hemos sido nosotros testigos. Les estaremos eternamente agradecidos a ellos!!!
Vamos en buen camino a alcanzar la meta, y les agradezco de antemano a todos los que estan pensando todavia en donar. Pero por favor: den lo que puedan, pero no lo que no tienen. Nuestra familia es fuerte y unida y por eso sabemos que saldremos adelante.
Muchísimas gracias.


Again, thank you for supporting this campaign.
And on behalf of our family, we want to emphasize that this campaign is to honor Barbara"s life. She touched the life of many. She was always giving of herself and bringing joy to everyone she met. This is what this is about!
It is also about showing our appreciation for the hospital and the medical team that treated her. She was treated with dignity & nurturing from the Nursing department that was a world class care. Of that we are witnesses and we will be forever grateful to them.
We are advancing well on our goal, and I want to thank in advance those who are thinking on participating still. But please hear us: Give what you want, but not what you don't have. Our family is united and strong and we will come out strong from this!
Many thanks!
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