Ataxia Crisis in Veracruz Mexico

$4,147 of $62,878 goal

Raised by 104 people in 41 months


What is the campaign about?

My name is Cory Mathew Hannan, I am an ataxia patient.   I moved to Mexico in 2014 to start a NGO for people suffering the same condition I have ATAXIA.  When I arrived Mexico, I only had two contacts, two suitcase and $2000 USD to my name,  shortly after arriving , I travelled to a small mountain town in Veracruz, known to have a cluster of ataxia patients, little did I know the magnitude of the situation. 

This poverty stricken town (tlaltetela) and six other surrounding small towns contain are home to largest ataxia SCA7 population in the world (125 known cases within a 11 mile radius) with over 500 family members in waiting a diagnostic each with a 50% chance of manifesting this horrible very rare neurodegenerative disease.

After conducting 10 patients interviews to determine the needs and assess the situation, I decided to stay in this town Tlaltetela and trated to work on behave of the persons and families affected, most of which 80% live in poverty 40% in extreme poverty with a daily average income $.82 yes (82 cents a day),  many have been abandoned by family members and are left alone in a dark room with no ventilation, blind, confined to bed or wheelchair, unable to speak clearly or coordinate muscle movements,  medcial attention is lacking has this part of Mexico is still considered a third world country,  physical , mental and sexual abuse are common, discrimination, lack of access to food and infrastructure are only some of the problems we face.  

Over the last two years 7 children’s lives have been cut short to computations with ataxia, and 14 new children have developed ataxia SCA7 in the 11 mile radius over the same two year time period

The new government of Mexico has declared a change in public polices and has revoked all public funding to NGO’s, leaving organization like Ataxia Mexico without access to public funding. 

Today operate two Medical and Rehabilitation clinics and Food Bank that delivery’s 150 monthly food allotments in eight different towns in the affected zone, education , social and personal development workshop,  we have done all of this using my SSDI pension from the USA $1751 a month, 

We need the international help,  please donate today via paypal;  payapal@ataxiamexico.org

 

ATAXMEX AC IS A REGISTARED N ATIONAL NGO RFC # ATA1512078S1

 

Your support goes directly to the people who need it. We are supported by the recognition of different Institutions such as the Ministry of the Interior and CONADIS. If you require a supporting document you can request it by sending an email to: cory@ataxiamexico.org

 


 

How is the donation used?

10%   Administrations & fees
90%  Food Bank & Medical Center's

 

About the Founder:

My name is Cory Mathew Hannan

Bron in Long Beach, Ca
 

I am a patient and founder of Ataxia Mexico A.C. (ONG) 

I acquired ataxia in 2011 after contracting " legionnaires pneumonia" from a contaminated water source, three days later I was induced into a coma in Orlando Florida , I stayed in comma for twelve days.   I woke up un able to speck, coordinate movements "Lance Adams Syndrome" which has left me permanently disabled with symptoms of ataxia and myoclonus.

Since that date I have dedicated my life to changing humanity and bring awareness to ataxia trough social assistance programs for ALL people with disabilities 

 
 While living and volunteering in Argentina (2014)  Ataxia Argentina, I realized that there was no Ataxia Association in Mexico; It was very painful for me to think that thousands of people could be suffering from ataxia.

On September 2, 2014, I moved to Mexico, with two contacts, two suitcases and two thousand dollars in my name, to try and create an NGO. 

From that date and until today we have implemented various support programs for children with disabilities and adults with ataxia.

How to check the fate of your donation?

Once your donation is received, we will send you a personal thank you message. The Food Bank provides monthly support on the last Friday of each month, its contribution will be published on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/AtaxiasEnMexico/

 

Challenges of the campaign

We need to reach the goal within 60 days to conintue this humantrain work Mexico

 

Help us achieve the goal!

 

Contact the Founder:

* mail: cory@ataxiamexico.org
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You donate and we deliver, Food security. medical atencion, rehabilitation, psychology, hope and LOVE to children living with disabilities in Mexico!

Poverty, exclusion, bullying are just some of the problemas our children face, they are most vaunarble sector in Mexico,

Since 2014 I started a food bank and opened a free medcial clinic, using only my SS disablity check, I am a disabled man (Ataxia, Lance Adams Syndrome)

I need your help to continue this incredible transformation of lifes!
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Thank you for helping us reach a milestone, we delivered our 2500 food pantry in June , 2018. We need your help for the month of July, Thank you
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Thank you for your support and contrbuations, the Food Bank has been able to expand into a total of 7 towns, now serving 140 persons monthly.

For as little as $10.00 a month you can help sponsor a food package and free medical anttion
March 17, 2017 "1000"
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Ataxia Mexico,

Thank you to your support the Ataxia Mexico Food Bank for children with disabilities and adults with ataxia, we have grown from 10 families to 100 in just three years,

Each and every month we delivery 100 food allotments to families living in poverty with disabilities.

Please consider a Christmas donation to help us continue our work of offering food security,
For a little as $8.00 you can help provide a dispenss,

Thank you for your consideration
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Theresa Gonzales
10 months ago

Cory I already donated for July

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Linda Farrow
32 months ago

Cory, I wish this could be more but my Team Tampa Bay is taking a lot of my time and money this month.

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Raised by 104 people in 41 months
Created December 27, 2015
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Linda Farrow
1 month ago
$15
Mary Beth Farley
1 month ago

I love people--especially those struggling in life--especially cuz they deal with Ataxia!!

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Theresa Gonzales
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Theresa Gonzales
10 months ago

Cory I already donated for July

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Linda Farrow
32 months ago

Cory, I wish this could be more but my Team Tampa Bay is taking a lot of my time and money this month.

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