This fundraiser is for my mother, Josephine Cruz Jaramillo. She is an amazing woman who loves and lives to give. She loves spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
It's her 51st birthday on October 10, 2017 and I thought of creating this online fundraiser as a late gift to her for medical purposes--specifically for her shoulders. (This would be given to her after the end date of donations). She's been suffering from her back pain (scoliosis) and shoulder pain (tears on her shoulder cartilage) for years. But her scoliosis and her shoulder cartilage tears worsened due to more than 10 years of continuously lifting heavy objects and patients in nursing homes.
For a year, she's undergone the program of chiropractic care with the goal of spinal correction/stabilization because of scoliosis and shoulder problems. (This is in Corona Physical Medicine--services provided and cost analysis summary photo uploaded for a proof).
For her shoulders, she has received 24 trigger point injections with several shoulder exercises to help make them feel better. However, her doctor said that her shoulder's cartilage are deteriorating due to the amount of tears they have and due to the increased friction caused by the rough arthritic surfaces of the shoulder. If not treated, her shoulder's condition will get worse as it is degenerative. As of now, it hurts us to see her in pain everyday even when she does simple things like carrying the laundry basket or groceries. There are times where she would twitch out of nowhere because of the sharp pain she experience.
The HELP we need:
Stem Cell Therapy for her shoulders.
Stem cell therapy is where they withdraw stem cells from bone marrow, concentrate them through a lab process and then re-inject them precisely into the injured tissues in other areas of the body using advanced imaging guidance. Through Fluoroscopy and MSK Ultrasound, the doctors ensure the cells are being introduced into the exact area of need. When the stem cells are re-injected, they enhance the natural repair process of degenerated and injured tendons, ligaments, and arthritic joints.
The injection for one shoulder costs $6,000 and $10,000 for both. Since her right shoulder is much more in pain right now, reaching $6,000 would be more than enough.
I will update this and upload a photo of the official copy of the cost of procedure once I receive it from the doctor.
All the donations that we will receive will go to her medical expenses and all the records (billing, photos etc) will be uploaded here.
Note: I am kind of skeptical in creating this because I have never done any online fundraising before and I have no idea what to expect here. However, what really made me finalize this fundraise is her several twitches these past few days which got me really really concerned--especially while she was driving. Even massages don't work anymore because her problem is the tears on her shoulders and it's degenerative. It pains us to see her like this. However, she has paid so many medical bills this year (for her scoliosis and teeth problems) that we couldn't afford the therapy for her shoulders anymore. Seeing our mother, who sacrificed so much for us, in so much pain really pains our heart as well.
As I have mentioned above, she likes spending time with her grandchildren. And pretty soon she's gonna have another one! :) As simple as this may be, we really desire for her to be able to carry her grandchildren again and carry out daily tasks with less to no shoulder pain.
We need your help for her recovery!
We would like to express our deepest gratitude in advance for your help and support.
"Helping one person may not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person."