US$5,050.00raised of $5,000.00 goal goal
Hi. My name is Scott Newman. Some of you may know me, other may not. I'm from Cleveland, born and raised, and when conditions lended to it I enjoyed to travel, seeing new places and learning about different cultures and people...it fascinates me. After living in many different places I ultimately hunkered down here in this wonderful country of Costa Rica. It's an easy choice when you consider the weather and natural beauty, but the choice is not without its sacrifices. Due to the explosion in tourism and other factors Costa Rica has become increasingly expensive. I spent a number of years here trying to furrow out an existence I now live on a small pension. I did return to the U.S. for 8 years while I assisted my ailing mother up until her passing in 2013. I returned to Costa Rica where I met up with an old friend of mine from 20 years prior and we married in 2015. We are very happy together and since this is my first marriage I tell everyone that it was worth the wait. Ha! Now I'll let Anita take over from here:
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read my request. My name is Anita Romero Aguilar de Newman and I am Scotty's Costa Rican wife. We live here near San Jose, the Capital city, up near the mountains. Scotty and I have been very happy together the last five years. Scotty proposed to me in 2015 and I happily accepted. Unfortunately since last Christmas I have been suffering from gall bladder stones and it is a very painful condition with almost no relief. Due to present Covid patient conditions the hospitals are not receiving patients for this type of surgery for an indefinite period. I've tried many different remedies and presently I am on an homeopathic regimen which is helping a little but my homeopath is shocked that stones haven't dissolved. My xrays show a number of very large stones. It looks like the only solution is to have surgery at a private clinic but there's no way Scott and I can come up with the $5000 that it would cost. I live on my husband's retirement which only pays the rent and a little for food. I've been to the emergency of 2 hospitals 6 times and only receive serum as a treatment. I simply must have the surgery. Can you help? Thank you!
Hola. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de leer mi historia. Mi llamo Anita y sufro de una condicion muy dolorosa de cálculos en la vesícula. El dolor parece interminable y ya llevo 11 meses en este estado. Debido a las condiciones actuales causado por los protocoles de Covid19, los hospitales no están recibiendo pacientes para este tipo de cirugía por tiempo indefinido. He probado muchos remedios diferentes y actualmente estoy en un régimen homeopático que está ayudando un poco, pero mi homeópata se sorprende de que las piedras no se hayan disuelto. Mis radiografías muestran una serie de piedras muy grandes. He ido al hospital de emergencia 6 veces sin embargo no he mejorado. La única solución ahora es someterse a una cirugía en una clínica privada, pero no hay forma que mi esposo y yo podamos llegar a los $5000 que costaría. ¿Puede usted ayudar conseguir la cirujia que necesito? ¡Gracias y muchas bendiciones.
See our private video in gratitude to our donors below:Update posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 09:35 pm
We've officially finished our campaign and have met our goal thanks to our many donors!Update posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 05:23 am
Thank you and many blessings to all of our donors! Anita and I were able to acquire the needed surgery and pay the physician services at the local branch of Doctors without Borders! You've been very kind and we're deeply grateful. A great holiday season to everyone and an improved
THANK YOU MEDICOS SIN FRONTERAS! (DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS)!Update posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 02:42 am
Great News! Anita and I have found a clinic sponsored by Medicos Sin Fronteras (Doctors Without Borders) only a few miles from here which performed the needed surgery removing Anita's gallbladder which was causing her unbearable pain for almost a year. The doctor was a local physician working under the. . . . .
Buenas Tardes!!Update posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 04:12 am
Les doy infinitas gracias por sus oraciones, sus buenos deseos y sus donaciones. Realmente le estoy muy agradecida por las manifestaciones de cariño que le han dando Scott y espero en Dios que pronto pueda recoger el dinero para este cirugia que tanto necesito y deseo con todo mi corazòn
Thank you for your responseUpdate posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 01:25 am
It's great to hear from so many of you I remember with affection...some were in a class or two in high school...others go back all the way to kindergarden over...well...many years ago! (I won't go there, ha!) Some of you...perhaps all...have your own issues to deal with...some with the help
Buenas tardes!Update posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 10:38 pm
Les doy infinitas gracias por sus oraciones, sus buenos deseos y sus donaciones. Realmente le estoy muy agradecida por las manifestaciones de cariño que le han dado Scott y espero en Dios que pronto puede recoger el dinero para esta cirugia, que tanto necesito y deseo con todo mi corazon
Your Response is Very Appreciated!Update posted by Anita Romero de Newman at 04:24 am
Your response has had a tremendous impact on Anita's outlook. It has brought her much needed relief. We thank you. Tomorrow she is going to write you a few words in Spanish so you'll have to brush up! I guess there's always Google Translate, ha! She had a pretty rough. . . . .