My Sisters Medical Fund

$4,463 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 40 months

As a only child of a single mom. Growing up I  always dreamed of having a sister or a brother. My dream came true about 16 years ago, when thanks to Facebook I found my two half sisters by my fathers side. It was truly an emotional amazing time for all three of us, although two of us are yet to meet face to face, because of facebook and all it's wonder it's as if we have.
My youngest sister( the one in the center in the picture above ) Is Leonor and amazing woman. She is a loving, caring teacher and mother. She is also a single mother as I am. She has dedicated her life to caring for children, she is an art teacher in Chile. My sister instead of takeing a cushy job in a big city , she decided to go far into one of the most southern towns in Chile south America to teach children there, a place where many of us would not have the courage to live because its very cold there.
Last spring I received a phone call that my sister was not going to live, she had contracted a streptococcal infection ("strep")in a few and very rare cases it can be deadly, this infection ravaged her major organs very quickly, what started as a sore throat has changed her life for ever.
My sister was in a coma for three month, at one point the doctors wanted to disconnect her life support. But she's a fighter, she pulled out of the coma but not before her body had taken a toll. Her legs and arms had to be amputated.
She's now need prosthesis limbs to be able to return to a fuller life and be more able to do things with her young son and perhaps maybe return to teaching art to some lucky children.
Prosthesis limbs are very expensive and more so in aplace such as Chile.
It would mean so much to be able to help her and I hope and dream that somehow one day I will be able to meet her in person give her the biggest hug. But for now all I can do is show her that there are plenty of people out there who care and are willing to help.

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I want to thank all of you who have donated, I'm so grateful for your love and support. Please continue to share this campaign with your friends. Thank you!!
Leonor enjoying life, befor her illness
An amazingly strong woman and her son.
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I would like to thank my friends and family for being so supportive, I was a little apprehensive about using go fund me.. But it not for me, it's for my little sister.. Love you Leo.
This is my sister before she became ill doing what she love, teaching little children.
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$4,463 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 40 months
Created February 25, 2016
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LU
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luis ugarte
22 months ago
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fuerza profe que dios la bendiga

JV
$50
Juan José Arévalo Varela
32 months ago

Mucha fuerza, esto lo superas seguro¡¡ Cuídate Paco

SS
$100
Somira Sao
34 months ago

Thank you Leonor for bringing joy to our daughter Tormentina during her first year in school in a foreign country, learning a foreign language. She loved having you as an art teacher & your art classes in Puerto Williams. It was an important & special period during the school week when she could express herself without words and she always told us how much she looked forward to it and to seeing you. Much Love from Somira, James, Tormentina, Raivo, Pearl & Tarzan.

XM
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Ximena Morlans
36 months ago
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Leito, por ahora lo q se puede (incluidas plantas vs zombies)......vamos por esas protesis!!

$20
Anonymous
36 months ago
MC
$100
Mario Capponi
36 months ago
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Te deseo una pronta recuperación y que Jesús y la Virgen te acompañen en cada momento.

$50
Anonymous
36 months ago
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CM
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Carolina Martínez
36 months ago
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$500
Anonymous
36 months ago
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