Life changing eye surgery for single mother of 2

  • US$1,772.00
    raised of $2,500.00 goal goal
70% Funded
18 Donors

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I am Gloria Escamilla, a single mother of two young children (ages 4 and 6) , I want to walk through life with my head held high and my eyes up. Due to a severe ocular extremism problem, this is more challenging for me than I'd like to admit. I have been bullied and discriminated against my whole life due to my eye condition, and I am very self conscious about my appearance.

I thought I would have to live with this forever, and I was prepared for that.

I live in Bajos de Chila, and work at Vivo Resort. On February 20, 2023, a life-changing opportunity was presented to me. A guest at the resort, Dr. Alberto Hidalgo, told me to show him my face. He noticed me hiding it, as I usually do. When he saw my eyes, he told me he could help me. He would arrange for the surgery that would permanently fix my condition if I could find a way to travel to Guadalajara. The cost for the travel and surgery would be 40,000 pesos.

I was embarrassed, knowing I do not have the resources to even consider such a thing, and quickly went back to work.

Dr. Hidalgo was not deterred. He went to my colleague in the restaurant, Blanca, and told her that if everyone worked together, they could change my life.

I never considered that I might live without having to hide my face, and now, it seems like there is a chance. This surgery would change my life, and the lives of my children. It is difficult for me to ask for help, but the truth is that I cannot do this without support. My oldest child has autism, and the medications are expensive. I will always put my children ahead of myself, and all the money I make at Vivo goes to supporting them.

If you have the ability and inclination to contribute to helping me get this surgery, I will be forever grateful.

Thank you!

Organizer

I believe it takes a village to navigate this life, and when faced with challenges, we can truly make a difference by helping each other.

I believe it takes a village to navigate this life, and when faced with challenges, we can truly make a difference by helping each other.

Donors

  • Jacqueline Aerts
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
$200.00
  • Ronald Zack
  • Donated on Apr 20, 2023
$100.00
  • Ron & Nadia Rishagen
  • Donated on Apr 19, 2023
$100.00

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Donors & Comments

18 donors
  • Jacqueline Aerts
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
$200.00
  • Ronald Zack
  • Donated on Apr 20, 2023
$100.00
  • Ron & Nadia Rishagen
  • Donated on Apr 19, 2023
$100.00
  • Jocelyn Palmer
  • Donated on Apr 18, 2023
  • Gloria, I hope your wish comes true.

$27.00
  • Katie Aucoin Aucoin
  • Donated on Apr 17, 2023
$100.00
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Donated on Apr 17, 2023
$20.00
  • Ellen Colfer
  • Donated on Apr 17, 2023
  • All the best beautiful Gloria

$500.00
  • Lorraine Stringer
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2023
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  • Roger Gagnon
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2023
$105.00
  • Rosanne Milliken
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2023
  • We hope you are able to get your surgery very soon! You are very much appreciated at Vivo!

$100.00
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US$1,772.00
raised of $2,500.00 goal
70% Funded
18 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities