Leg amputation avoided - slow healing recovery & many sideffects
$1,650 raised
11% of $14.8k goal
39 contributors
87 Weeks running

We need urgent help - can you reach out to us? My name is Maria del Rocio Garcia, and I have setup this Fundrazer page for my S/O (Significant Other/Fiance) Thomas Ernst.  (He is German so there is a summary in his language below this English text)

For Mexican supporters: Find a summary in Spanish here - En español aqui
He was hospitalized with a aggressive tissue decaying infection in his left leg below the knee December 2016 with the initial diagnoses by several doctors to amputate the leg above the knee.
Dr. Mar Chavira at Salvatierra hospital in La Paz did not share that opinion and initiated treatment and procedures to rescue the limb and avoid an pending amputation.
The goal of this fundraising..if met...would cover our medical expenses incurred so far (+/-9,500,-US $) as well the cost of living / debt accumulated during the time of the illness and recovery without any income and would supply the funding required to find another rental moving to a better location with option to work for him (+/- 5500,-US $) Please read explanation in details further down and in the blog we have started.

Basically we are not capable on our own power to leave the sub-average lifestyle zone we are in right now and funding would provide a huge help to Thomas Ernst and me assisting to restart our life to a "normal", simple lifestyle level again.
This is basically "our story" in a nutshell.
Please read in detail below and may consider making a donation to allow T.E. to get back to work, to manage the significant debt accumulated from his battle with the infection.
A donation of any kind will be greatly appreciated and would be a huge help. Also, please feel free to forward on the link to anyone you think might be interested in supporting the cause.
Please use this contact form If you have any questions. Otherwise, thank you for your time and consideration of this effort to help Thomas Ernst and me.
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We do not have a professional background to create such fundraiser pages as this here in the proper way and writing.
My English also has severe flaws and I apologize for that.
It is work in progress as we been forced to change the fundraiser platform due to the circumstances that prior used crowdfund Youcaring merged with GoFundMe and by their policy is Mexico a Non-GoFundMe supported Country and they will shut down.    

The prior campaign did not generate any support since put online June 2017 until Maria and a local good Samaritan, Francisco Lopez, reached out at the Baja Nomads forum and made the situation known at the beginning of May 2018. Them folks made already a HUGE impact on our life. Having everyday "real" food (prior eating for weeks beans & rice or Marushan), all medical supplies required and having made some payments to most pressing debt collectors, have electricity and communication secured. All this is already a big relieve creating some breathing space.

                                                  
Also here you find the progress in several sets of images from December 2016 on until August 2017 when we had to see phone with camera used. Please be aware - some of this images are VERY graphical and not for everybody's stomach to view!!!

Album - Gallery until August 2017  here on Google documents.

Maria & Ernst Thomas in Salviaterra hospital December 2016

We have genuinely tried during the past 18 month to progress yet the combination of advancing the healing with ambulant treatment (the first 6 month 2-3x per week hospital visits), the cost of medication, medical supplies and transportation, basic cost of living - rent, electricity, telefon, food was in dimensions to large to cope for us. Ernst Thomas has no family or relatives, Maria has a small income from a clerical position in a hotel working night-shifts.

We have sold any valuables to create funds, we have no vehicle. Ernst Thomas was still recovering from the impact hurricane Norbert and Odile created 2014.

 

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German Summary - E.T. ist jederzeit bereit mit Ihnen in Deutsch zu kommunizieren und evtl. Fragen zur Sachlage zu beantworten!

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Mein Name ist Maria del Rocio Garcia, und ich habe diese Fundrazer-Seite für meinen Verlobten Thomas Ernst eingerichtet.
Er wurde mit einer aggressiven Gewebeverfall-Infektion in seinem linken Bein unterhalb des Knies im Dezember 2016 ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert, wobei mehrere Ärzte zunächst das Bein über dem Knie amputierten wollten.
Dr. Mar Chavira vom Salvatierra-Krankenhaus in La Paz teilte diese Meinung nicht und leitete eine Behandlung und Verfahren ein, um das Glied zu retten und eine bevorstehende Amputation zu vermeiden.
Das Ziel dieser Spendenaktion - falls wir es erreichen koennten - wäre unsere bisher angefallenen Arztkosten (+/- 9.500, - US $) sowie die während der Zeit der Krankheit akkumulierten Lebenshaltungskosten / -schulden und die einkommenslose Genesungzeit zu tragen und eine Finanzierung bereitstellen, die benötigt wird, um eine andere Wohngelegenheit zu finden, die zu einem besseren Standort mit der Möglichkeit bewegt, für ihn zu arbeiten (+/- 5500,-US $).

Grundsätzlich sind wir nicht in der Lage, die unterdurchschnittliche Lebenstil, in der wir uns gerade befinden, aus eigener Kraft zu verlassen, und die Finanzierung würde Thomas Ernst und mir helfen, unser Leben wieder auf ein "normales", einfaches Niveau zu bringen.
Dies ist im Grunde genommen "unsere Geschichte".
Bitte lesen Sie im Detail unten und erwägen Sie möglicherweise eine Spende, um T.E. um wieder an die Arbeit zu gehen, um die beträchtlichen Schulden zu verwalten, die sich aus seinem Kampf gegen die Infektion angesammelt haben.
Eine Spende jeglicher Art wird sehr geschätzt und wäre eine große Hilfe. Bitte zögern Sie auch nicht, den Link an alle weiterzuleiten, von denen Sie glauben, dass sie die Sache unterstützen könnten.
Bitte benutzen Sie dieses Kontaktformular, wenn Sie Fragen haben. Ansonsten danke ich Ihnen für Ihre Zeit und Überlegung, diese Bemühungen Thomas Ernst und mir zu helfen.

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