Just want to live PAIN-FREE and get my life going on After volunteering for years at a Costa Rican foundation. Raising money for social projects….Now the table has turned, and this time I’m respectfully requesting a helping hand so I can fund a spinal fusion surgery. I suffer from severe degenerative adult idiopathic scoliosis with a 50 degrees curve, that is progressing, deforming my body and putting at risk some vital organs, besides causing me to live 24/7 with chronic pain. I’d appreciate any token of solidarity.

Update posted by Sebastian Cruz On Aug 10, 2017

The pictures and video speak by themselves. Thank you all for giving the opportunity to have a better, much better life quality. I'm just overwhelmed by the results. I Feel HOPE, I don't feel pain... I'm on the works and so far I'm PAIN FREE! Sebastian 1= Severe Scoliosis 0

Please keep helping me recovering my health. I'm forever grateful... God is good and all of you are God's sent.


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Update posted by Sebastian Cruz On Jun 12, 2017

After being in bed resting for 2 weeks now, there are some good days and some better days. I'm an optimist at heart so there's no such a thing as a bad day. Every day is a gift! Thank you all for your support, kindness and solidarity! Help me spread the word, share the link posted below, so together we can make the goal!

Después de estar en cama ya por dos semanas, he tenido algunos días buenos y otros de días mejores. Soy un optimista empedernido y pienso realmente que cada día es un regalo. Gracias a todos por su apoyo y solidaridad! Ayudenme a compartir éste link y así poder llegar juntos a la meta.

https://gogetfunding.com/bent-but-not-broken-just-...

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Update posted by Sebastian Cruz On Jun 01, 2017

Traducción al Español abajo-------->

The day I was diagnosed with this very rare condition, particularly just turning 30 years old, going to graduate school, working as a model as a side job and living LIFE in life terms. Sometimes before when trained at the gym, yoga pilates,, swimming or even running with my dogs that I love, I started feeling a numbness pain from my lower waist down, every time the pain would just be paralyzed me. Until my mother gave a note to take to the Clinic of the areas needed to be checked by the Specialist, So, I carried on and took those X-rays, then wait for a consultation to see the Orthopedics.

HERE IS WHAT I LIKE TO FOCUS ON MY TRIP TO THE TWILIGHT ZONE....When I sit, and the doctor took the X-rays out and put them up on that white lighting screen, I could just not make sense of it. Because of the curve, and didn´t have a belly, I thought while they took the Xray I exhale so much that, at this moment I was looking at my expanded belly. Because I couldn't see any other familiarized form on my body, until that moment! When the doctor told me that, apparently waste my expanded belly inhaling but my spine completely crooked, something like I have never seen in my life 27 degrees narrow curve.

There my mind went to the back of my brain and just started to hear some mumbling about surgery, a chronic neuropathic pain and the luxation of a spine that could easily look like a senior citizen of 70 years old or worse.

I hear the 30% of everything but never forgot what he told me at the end. - "You might think this is something that will pass after a few physical therapies and all the plausible excuses one could make up in a denial phase, but you will be back because this is progressive and the pain will increase.

Sooner sooner we can "transform you in the real IRONMAN," the better, meaning all the Titanium has to be used to correct my spine.

I have been diagnosed with severe idiopathic thoracic, lumbar scoliosis for adults, which is an abnormal bending of my spine in the chest and lower back are. I have known about this for over a year but didn't know how bad it really was until I saw the scoliosis surgeon. At that point, I was told it will continue to progress without immediate surgery.

My surgery costs more than $45 000, in the private sector, however, my Orthopedics rather have it done in a public hospital, where he will be operating along with 3 more specialists. However, I'm on a waiting list for emergency candidates but since mine is a progressive condition worsening the pain and for different conditions.

This does not include procedures and tests i must have before the surgery, such as:

-Physical therapy once or twice a week.

-Hydrotherapy sessions.

-Private sessions with a trainer to strengthen the core, supervised at all times to avoid a contraction.

-Holistic treatments to calm the pain and avoid taking opiates

-MRI to check for abnormal spinal cord or fluid

- Exams and blood tests

My goal is to raise as much as I need $ 7,000, for now, to cover as much as I can, plus my time off from work.

Any remaining will be donated to La Unidad de Control del Dolor y Cuidados Paliativos del Hospital Calderón Guardia, where the´re so many people in need and all the Damas Voluntarias, medical and and administrative team go beyond the extra mile to help others with even worse conditions.

I can not adequately express my thanks for your generosity and willingness to help, and I promise a prayer of thanks for each donation no matter the size!

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El día en que me diagnosticaron esta enfermedad muy rara, en particular en unos 30 años de edad, yendo a la escuela de posgrado, trabajando como modelo como un trabajo lado y vida de vida en términos de vida. A veces antes de ser entrenado en el gimnasio, YOGA DE YOGA,, nadando o incluso corriendo con mis perros que amo, empecé a sentir un dolor de entumecimiento de mi cintura baja, cada vez que el dolor me paralizado. Hasta que mi madre dio una nota para llevar a la clínica de las áreas necesarias para ser comprobado por el especialista, así que, yo cargué y tomé esos rayos x, entonces espera una consulta para ver la Ortopedia.

Esto es lo que me gusta concentrarme en mi viaje a la zona de crepúsculo.... cuando me siento, y el doctor se llevó los rayos x y los puso en la pantalla de luz blanca, no podía tener sentido. Debido a la curva, y no tenía barriga, pensé mientras se llevaron la radiografía que exhala tanto que, en este momento estaba mirando mi barriga ampliada. Porque no pude ver ninguna otra forma de familiarizado en mi cuerpo, hasta ese momento! Cuando el doctor me dijo que, al parecer, desperdiciar mi abdomen expandido pero mi columna vertebral está completamente torcida algo como nunca he visto en mi vida 27 grados de curva estrecha.

Mi mente se fue a la parte de atrás de mi cerebro y empecé a escuchar algo de murmurando sobre la cirugía, un dolor neuropático crónico y la luxación de una espina que podría parecer fácil de parecer un ciudadano superior de 70 años o peor.

Oigo el 30 % de todo, pero nunca olvidé lo que me dijo al final. - " puede que piensen que esto es algo que pasará después de algunas terapias físicas y todas las excusas plausible que uno puede ser un hombre en negación, pero usted estará de vuelta porque esto es progresivo y el dolor aumentará.

Cuanto antes podamos " transformar en el verdadero ironman," mejor, lo que significa que todo el titanio debe ser usado para corregir mi columna vertebral.

He sido diagnosticado con graves torácica grave, escoliosis lumbar para adultos, que es una flexión anormal de mi columna en el pecho. Lo he sabido desde hace más de un año pero no sabía lo malo que era hasta que vi a su cirujano escoliosis. En ese momento, me dijeron que continuará el progreso sin una cirugía inmediata.

Mi cirugía cuesta más de $ 45 mil dólares, en el sector privado, sin embargo, mi ortopedista prefiere realizarla en un hospital público, donde estará con 3 especialistas más. Sin embargo, estoy en una lista de espera para los candidatos de emergencia, pero ya que mí condición es progresiva, empeorando el dolor.

Esto no incluye los procedimientos y pruebas que debo tener antes de la operación, como:

- terapia física una o dos veces a la semana.

- sesiones de hidroterapia

- sesiones privadas con un entrenador para fortalecer el núcleo, supervisada en todo momento para evitar una contracción.

- Tratamientos integrales para calmar el dolor y evitar la toma de opiáceos

- Resonancias magnéticas para comprobar la médula espinal anormal o el líquido

- exámenes y análisis de sangre

Mi meta es aumentar tanto como necesito $ 7,000, por ahora, para cubrir tanto como pueda, además de mi tiempo libre del trabajo.

Cualquier restante será donado a la unidad de control del dolor y cuidados paliativos del Hospital Calderón guardia, donde hacen más y más allá para ayudar a otros con condiciones aún peores.

No puedo expresar mi agradecimiento por su generosidad y su voluntad de ayudar, y le prometo una oración de gracias por cada donación sin importar el tamaño!

Bendiciones!

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Wish you all the best, and that you may be pain free soon amigo. Much love the Cortez family.

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