Hope for Marcela. Radio-surgery Gamma Knife

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Your kindness, my hope of healing,

Today is the day where I have finally gained enough courage to tell the world my story and ask for help.

My name is Marcela Tabares. I am from Colombia and am an educator who lives in Thailand.

More than 6 years ago my life was drastically changed. After undergoing a wisdom tooth extraction surgery, my rigeminal nerve was damaged due to a medical malpractice. It affected and caused a chronic pathology called Trigeminal Neuralgia (Also Known As the pain of suicide). In other words, it is an intense shooting pain like an electric shock throughout my face. The pain comes in spontaneous attacks which occur in the most simple daily activities such as chewing, talking, brushing my teeth, exercising, as well as when I feel sensations such as hot and cold temperature changes. These basic daily routines that all of us do multiple times a day escalate my pain and impair the quality of my life.

Not in a million years did I ever foresee that I would have to carry this pain with me for the rest of my life …… unless I underwent a neurosurgery.

I kid you not, my life has been in constant agony. Not only have I exhausted my savings in treatments to reduce the chronic pain, but my income from employment has also been affected as I have had to give up on job opportunities and reduce my working hours due to my persistent pain. On top of this, I have become so isolated and basically given up on interacting with my family and social life. I feel so alone. This pain drains my energy and debilitates my profession as a teacher, because it affects my ability to speak and interact fluently. I have been so mentally and physically affected by this deficiency.

Whatsmore is that this pain from this nerve has affected various parts of my body. As a result I have frequent headaches, neck, back and even leg pain. The situation has escalated in a depressive way. Trying to manage the stress and anxiety from this has become impossible. I really am at wits end and this is why I am reaching out in hope and despair that someone out there can understand and feel my pain.

My condition is arduous, and this is why I turn to you to help me access a treatment called neurosurgery radiosurgery (Gamma Knife). Even though it only guarantees a 60% improvement, I want to take the risk. I want to live a normal life without this pain. I want to continue contributing to the world and especially to my students whom I know could impact and better their lives more if I was not suffering daily as I am now.

I would sincerely appreciate any support you could provide, and if you could spread the word to your friends and family. I would be immensely grateful. Thank you so much, and God bless you all.

Fundraising Team

  • Gisela N. Rodriguez Pascual
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  • Campaign Promoter
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  • Bangkok, TH
  • Tatiana Gomez
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  • Campaign Promoter

Donors

  • Natalia Catano
  • Donated on Jul 17, 2023
  • mucha fuerza

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  • Diana Galvis
  • Donated on Jul 15, 2023
  • Marceeeee Dios te bendiga siempre te envío un fuerte abrazo te recuerdo con mucho cariño espero tu mejora pronto!!!!!!

$30.00
  • Gilad Ben-Ami
  • Donated on Jul 12, 2023
$50.00

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Donors & Comments

20 donors
  • Natalia Catano
  • Donated on Jul 17, 2023
  • mucha fuerza

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  • Diana Galvis
  • Donated on Jul 15, 2023
  • Marceeeee Dios te bendiga siempre te envío un fuerte abrazo te recuerdo con mucho cariño espero tu mejora pronto!!!!!!

$30.00
  • Gilad Ben-Ami
  • Donated on Jul 12, 2023
$50.00
  • Ori B
  • Donated on Jul 12, 2023
  • Animo! ❤️

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 08, 2023
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 07, 2023
$50.00
  • Paul Benger
  • Donated on Jul 06, 2023
  • Get well Marcela!

$70.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 06, 2023
$300.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 05, 2023
$50.00
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