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Ended Aug 4, 2014
Tijo Flores is a 7 year old boy who I had the pleasure of meeting as we were watching the fireworks from my rooftop. He is a smart and funny boy, bursting with energy and optimism. After talking about many things such as stars, doggies,and how ...

Tijo Flores is a 7 year old boy who I had the pleasure of meeting as we were watching the 4th of July fireworks from my rooftop. He is a smart and funny boy, bursting with energy and optimism. After talking about many things such as stars, doggies, and how to be careful so you don't fall of of a roof, he told me that he is suffering from something called Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARKPD). After the shock of hearing such big words come out of his little mouth, I asked him what that meant. He told me all about it. It was truly heartbreaking to hear this small child talk about this terrible thing that is happening to him. He needs to have dialysis regularly, among other treatments and must adhere to a special (boring) diet. He tires easily, so his play time is also limited. Eventually, he may need a transplant, but is hoping that this will not be necessary. Despite his ordeal, Tijo remains happy and optimistic. I am starting this fundraiser to help Tijo and his mother Mariana, a teacher and single mother of two, offset the costs of his treatments and special dietary needs. Insurance covers a good deal of these costs, but not nearly enough. I hope that you will help me in helping them by donating whatever you can to this amazing boy and his hard working mother. His smile is worth every penny, I promise you. Thank you for your support.

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