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£635raised of £1,200 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £635 to pay for travel costs to visit my sick mother in Chile.

    Location
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 25th October 2017

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    Although I am quite a private person, and don't really post much on facebook, I feel that I really need the support of my family and friends at this difficult time.

    Last week, my diabetic mum, Milena, was taken seriously ill in Chile. She was taken into hospital with stroke-like symptoms and fits. After many tests and intensive care, she was diagnosed with a viral swelling on the brain. Since then, she has regained speech and some movement, but has lost all short-term memory. She can't remember what day it is, whether she has eaten or even visited the loo.

    Although she is out of immediate danger, she will need 24-hour care for at least the next 3 months which will cost at least £50 per day. And after that, who knows?

    Although my brother, Jim, flew out immediately to stay with her for a few weeks, it is incredibly frustrating for me not to be with my mother in her time of need. My priority at the moment is to try and pay for her medication and hospital bills rather than my plane ticket. But my heart is desperate to be there.

    So, I ask you, my friends and family, not to send me a birthday or Christmas cards this year and donate £2 to my ticket fund instead. Don't worry if you can't donate, I won't be offended, but please share this post so it can reach as many family friends as possible. Please pray for me and my family.

    God bless you,

    Caroline. XXX

    Amigos míos, aunque soy una persona bastante privada, y no pongo mucho en facebook, realmente necesito el apoyo de mi familia y mis amistades en este tiempo difícil.

    La semana pasada, mi mama, Milena, fue llevada de urgencia al hospital con parálisis y convulsiones. Fue diagnosticada con una inflamación viral del cerebro. Aunque todavía está en el hospital, en este momento ha recuperado un poco de movimiento y puede hablar. Lo malo es que no tiene ninguna memoria de corto plazo. No sabe el día, si almorzó y ni siquiera si ha ido al baño.

    A pesar de que mi mama esta fuera de peligro inmediato, necesitara cuidado 24 horas al día por lo menos por 3 meses, y después de eso, quien sabe. El cuidado va a costar por lo menos 50 mil pesos chilenos, diarios.

    Mi hermano, Jim se fue de inmediato por unas semanas para estar con ella. Es muy frustrante como hija no poder estar con ella en el tiempo que más me necesita. Pero, mi prioridad en este momento es tratar de ayudar con los gastos médicos en vez de mi pasaje (que cuesta más de un millón de pesos chilenos). Mi corazón se desespera porque no estoy allí.

    Así que, mis amigos, les pido que este año no me manden tarjetas de cumpleaños o de navidad y que donen mil pesos en su lugar para contribuir a mi pasaje. Pero, no se preocupen si no pueden donar, ¡no me ofenderé! Le agradecería sus oraciones por mí y mi familia.

    Que Dios les bendiga, Carolina. XXX

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    • Caroline del Solar4 months ago
      Caroline del Solar

      Caroline del Solar

      4 months ago

      Hi guys, just wanted to say a massive thank you to all those who supported me for my trip to Chile. My mum is doing fantastically. The doctors are amazed at how well she is doing. From not knowing who or where she was and not being able to control her body, to walking, talking and looking after herself 10 weeks later, is an absolute miracle. I left Chile confident she will eventually make a full recovery and perhaps be well enough to travel next year. Heartfelt thanks once again to all who made it possible.

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    • Caroline del Solar6 months ago
      Caroline del Solar

      Caroline del Solar

      6 months ago

      Hi guys, glad to say im just over halfway there! Shout out to a couple of people who have given to me personally (which is great by the way as I don't have to pay the website fees! ) Thanks for all your support. xxx

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    45

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 15, 2017

      £10.00

    • Andrew Drake

      Andrew Drake

      Sep 9, 2017

      I hope everything goes well.I'll be thinking of you.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 5, 2017

      £5.00

    • Hannah Watson

      Hannah Watson

      Sep 3, 2017

    • Sarah Timmins

      Sarah Timmins

      Sep 2, 2017

      Lots of love to you and your lovely mum. Thinking of you all. Xxxx

      £10.00

    • Katie Wells

      Katie Wells

      Sep 1, 2017

      I shared your story at work today and a lovely lady wanted to make a donation. Xxx

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2017

      £40.00

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