MY GREAT-GRANDMA FELL ON HER FACE

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Hello friends, this is my great-grandmother. She is 94 years old, and we both live in Cuba.

My great-grandmother suffers from natural deterioration due to age and diseases that started 20 years ago. Initially, they could be kept under control, but the disappearance of medications has greatly complicated her living conditions. She suffers from bipolar disorder, Parkinson's, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, atopic dermatitis, and capillary fragility. Additionally, she is disabled because ten years ago, she had an accident that required emergency hip surgery, leaving her walking with a walker. Currently, she cannot stand on her own and needs a wheelchair. She also has hypertension and is blind in one eye because , during an eye operation, the lens had to be removed due to high blood pressure, and it couldn't be replaced. Despite this serious medical condition, she remains psychologically active and strong compared to others her age.

At the moment, she lives with her 79-year-old daughter. Due to my constant workload, I cannot be there to attend to them all the time, and they have no one else to help. With the money raised, I could pay for the medicines she needs for her treatments, as well as the necessary supplies to make their lives easier and more comfortable at such an advanced age. Currently, without medicines at home, we are resorting to the use of medicinal plants, but it is not enough to alleviate her condition.

She recently fell, face-first and broke her eyebrow. We had to rush her to the hospital and stitch the wound. She lost blood, and the impact has left her very frightened. She is currently in recovery, but we don't have enough medication to help her.

Due to the disastrous political and economic situation we are experiencing, it is almost impossible to find the medicines she needs. The embargo prevents the entry of necessary medications to stock the stores, forcing us to buy them on the black market, where they can be found but at double or triple the price. My salary as a government worker is not enough to provide both of us with a dignified life, so I have three additional jobs and some freelance work.

Any donation made will be used to obtain the medicines for her recovery and to address the illnesses affecting her, as well as to hire a nurse who can assist both of them in their daily lives.

Thank you so much for your kindness, God Bless you.

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Hola amigos, les presento a mi bisabuela. Tiene 94 años y ambas vivimos en Cuba.

Mi bisabuela sufre deterioro natural debido a la edad y enfermedades que comenzaron hace 20 años. Inicialmente, pudieron controlarse, pero la desaparición de medicamentos ha complicado mucho sus condiciones de vida. Padece trastorno bipolar, Parkinson, diabetes mellitus tipo 2, dermatitis atópica y fragilidad capilar. Además, está discapacitada debido a que, hace diez años, tuvo un accidente que requirió cirugía de cadera de emergencia, dejándola caminar con un andador. Actualmente, no puede mantenerse en pie sola y necesita una silla de ruedas. También tiene hipertensión y es ciega de un ojo porque, durante una operación ocular, se tuvo que quitar el cristalino debido a la presión arterial alta, y no pudo ser reemplazado. A pesar de esta grave condición médica, permanece psicológicamente activa y fuerte en comparación con otros de su edad.

En este momento, vive con su hija de 79 años. Debido a mi carga de trabajo constante, no puedo estar allí para atenderlas todo el tiempo, y no tienen a nadie más que las ayude. Con el dinero recaudado, podría pagar los medicamentos que necesita para sus tratamientos, así como los suministros necesarios para hacerles la vida más fácil y cómoda a tan avanzada edad. Actualmente, sin medicamentos en casa, estamos recurriendo al uso de plantas medicinales, pero no es suficiente para aliviar su condición.

Recientemente, se cayó de cara y se rompió la ceja. Tuvimos que llevarla de urgencia al hospital y suturar la herida. Perdió sangre y el impacto la dejó muy asustada. Actualmente está en proceso de recuperación, pero no tenemos suficientes medicamentos para ayudarla.

Debido a la desastrosa situación política y económica que estamos experimentando, es casi imposible encontrar los medicamentos que ella necesita. El embargo impide la entrada de medicamentos necesarios para abastecer las tiendas, obligándonos a comprarlos en el mercado negro, donde se pueden encontrar, pero al doble o triple del precio. Mi salario como trabajadora del gobierno no es suficiente para proporcionarnos una vida digna a ambas, así que tengo tres trabajos adicionales y algunos trabajos independientes.

Cualquier donación realizada se utilizará para obtener los medicamentos para su recuperación y para abordar las enfermedades que la afectan, así como para contratar a una enfermera que pueda ayudarlas a ambas en su vida diaria.

Muchas gracias por su amabilidad, que Dios los bendiga.

Organizer

Psychologist, Writer and proud AMORC member

Psychologist, Writer and proud AMORC member

Donors

  • Lauren Bickerdike
  • Donated on Mar 29, 2024
₿0.00028699 / $20.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 28, 2024
₿0.00028198 / $20.00
  • Adrian Martinez
  • Donated on Mar 28, 2024
₿0.00028461 / $20.00
Mar 26

Medicines received!!!

Update posted by Mario Toirac at 04:48 am
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One of our donors managed to send a small package of medicines with a friend that was returning to Havana from Spain. Inside the package was a small bottle of zinc and calamine lotion as well as a glucometer and medicines that you cannot even find in the Cuban black

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14 donors
  • Lauren Bickerdike
  • Donated on Mar 29, 2024
₿0.00028699 / $20.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 28, 2024
₿0.00028198 / $20.00
  • Adrian Martinez
  • Donated on Mar 28, 2024
₿0.00028461 / $20.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
₿0.00028638 / $20.00
  • Ania Mendez
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
₿0.00028682 / $20.00
  • Javier Chirino
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
₿0.00071633 / $50.00
  • Mario Segura
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
  • Soy amigo de Mario, itiit

₿0.00070974 / $50.00
  • Deniska Rodriguez
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
₿0.00014233 / $10.00
  • CLAUDIA MARTINEZ
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
₿0.00028469 / $20.00
  • Yisel Pulgarin
  • Donated on Mar 26, 2024
₿0.00014302 / $10.00
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