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Help the child Jose Antonio win against Cancer
$120 raised
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Jose Antonio is a 6 year old boy living in Guanare, Venezuela. In april 2016, he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, or eye cancer, in his left eye at the Hospital Universitario Dr. Miguel Oráa, after being hospitalized for a week. Days later, his mother abandoned him, leaving him with one of his grandmothers, due to limited resources, the grandmother could no longer charge. 


Since then, Guanare’s CMDNNA (a municipal council for children’s rights) established
Erika Bello, a volunteer from a group named PIA, to care for Jose Antonio and the
treatment he needs.

The cancer treatment Jose Antonio needs is composed of 6 rounds of chemotherapy every 21 days, and then a surgical procedure at the end of chemo to extract his left eye, where the tumor is, the tumor has taken his left optical nerve.


To keep Jose Antonio in optimal health, given the effects of his treatment he needs to have a balanced diet, including fruits, vegetables, and protein such as fish or chicken. But due to Venezuela’s difficult economic situation and the lack of basic goods such as food, he hasn’t been able to follow the diet he needs; which causes fluctuations in his hemoglobin and white blood cells count.

Since Jose Antonio is an oncological patient at the Agustín Zubillaga Pediatric Hospital in Barquisimeto, he frequently needs to go to the hospital to receive his chemotheraphy treatment and to be evaluated by his doctors. This means many more expenses, since transportation is another thing that’s not cheap in Venezuela. 


For his next rounds of chemotheraphy, he will need some medicines that are impossible to find in Venezuela, due to the circumstances previously explained and the health crisis the country is going through. These medicines cannot be found in our country, but we need them immediately to continue Jose Antonio’s treatment. These are the medicines he needs.

SPANISH VERSION

José Antonio es un niño de 6 años de edad de la ciudad de Guanare, paciente de Retinoblastoma en el ojo izquierdo o lo que es lo mismo, cáncer en el ojo. Fue detectado en el mes de abril de dicho padecimiento tras una semana de haber sido ingresado por su madre (quien lo abandonó días más tarde) al Hospital Universitario Dr Miguel Oraá.

Luego del abandono de su madre, el niño estuvo al cuidado de su abuela paterna, pero debido a los pocos recursos no pudo hacerse cargo, el niño pasó a estar bajo medida de protección otorgada por el (CMDNNA de Guanare – Portuguesa) a la ciudadana Erika Bello, quien actualmente es la encargada de manera voluntaria junto a un grupo de jóvenes a través del “Proyecto de Ayuda Integral” (PIA) de poder llevar a cabo el tratamiento en la lucha contra el cáncer que enfrenta José Antonio.

El tratamiento contra el cáncer que sigue el niño está comprendido por 6 ciclos de qumioterapias cada 21 días y una intervención quirúrgica final de Enucleación Ocularen el ojo donde se aloja el tumor. Actualmente el tumor le ha invadido el nervio óptico izquierdo.

Para mantener los valores altos, el niño José Antonio, debe seguir una dieta rica en frutas, vegetales, pescado y pollo, la cual por motivos económicos, no puede llevar a cabo regularmente, ocasionando altibajos en sus valores, con particular impacto en la hemoglobina, leucocitos y glóbulos blancos.

Dado que el niño José Antonio es paciente oncológico del Hospital Pediátrico Agustin Zubillaga de Barquisimeto, frecuentemente necesita trasladarse hasta dicho hospital, para que le puedan ser aplicadas las quimioterapias correspondientes a su tratamiento, y ser examinado por los médicos tratantes, esto origina aún más gastos extras para el niño José Antonio.

The money raised will be used to cover the remaining cycles of chemotherapies and for the removal of the eye where the tumor is located.

We appreciate the help
any contribution is small, pray for Jose!


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