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£910raised of £1,200 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £910 to fund the much needed hip surgery for my friend Juan Carlos.

    Funded on Friday, 17th August 2018

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    Juan Carlos is profoundly deaf and came to Ecuador from Peru several years ago, in search of work. He settled in the town of Latacunga, Cotopaxi in Ecuador and made a life for himself by preparing and selling sandwiches and coffee/cinnamon tea every day. I have known him for 15 years now - ever since I first arrived in Ecuador in 2003 when I used to buy his sandwiches! Every day, rain or shine, he prepares a ton of sandwiches with various fillings and walks or bikes through the town with his large cool box full of sandwiches and he has become a well-liked local. Unfortunately, Juan Carlos' livelihood is at risk as he is suffering from severe arthritis in his hip and is no longer able to bike or walk any distance due to the pain. He urgently needs hip surgery however the cost is over $1500 USD and he has no funds to pay for the operation. Juan Carlos has no family here and does not receive any welfare therefore if he doesn't work, he doesn't eat, let alone have the ability to pay for this surgery, or the rent on his small studio apartment. We were able to help him economically a couple of years ago and his health temporarily improved and he was able to continue working but things have taken a turn for the worst the past few months, and he is really struggling. If he is unable to get out and about to sell his sandwiches, he will lose his apartment, and will be forced to return to Peru, where he has no life anymore, and his health will continue to deteriorate without the funds to get his hip replaced. Please help with any donation, no matter how small!

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    • Lynne Pineda6 months ago
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      6 months ago

      Solo quiero que sepan que esta semana le hemos hecho nuevos radiografías a JC en la cadera y las rodillas. El lunes hablaré con los médicos en un hospital en Quito que realiza operaciones de cadera con prótesis, a bajo costo. Lamentablemente, el médico original aumentó mucho su precio, por lo que estamos buscando una opción más económica. Mientras tanto, encontramos algunas píldoras naturales que son libres de químicos y realmente ayudan con el dolor y la flexibilidad. Te mantendremos informado sobre su progreso. ¡Gracias a todos!

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    • Lynne Pineda6 months ago
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      6 months ago

      Just let you all know that we got new x-rays done this week for JC on his hip and knees. On Monday I'll be speaking to the doctors at a hospital in Quito which carries out hip replacement operations at low cost. Unfortunately the orginal doctor greatly increased his price so we are looking for a more economical option. In the meantime, we found some natural pills which are chemical free and are really helping with the pain and flexibility. We will keep you updated on his progress. Thank you all for your genorosity!

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    • Lynne Pineda7 months ago
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      7 months ago
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    Supporters

    9

    • Marita Otoya de Dupre

      Marita Otoya de Dupre

      May 25, 2018

      My brother & Juan Carlos were really good friends growing up, more like brothers. My family and I love Juan Carlos very much. I pray for health, a perfect surgery, fast recovery and many blessings : )

      £100.00

    • Lee Ramanauskas

      Lee Ramanauskas

      May 6, 2018

      £100.00

    • Lucy Otoya

      Lucy Otoya

      Apr 30, 2018

      Juan Carlos y mi hijo Felipe eran mejores amigos de pequenos. Fue como otro hijo para mi. Le pido a Dios que la cirugia sea exitosa. Que me escriba por favor. Un abrazo y carinos.Lucy Otoya

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 30, 2018

      Un fuerte abrazo para Juancarlos, mucha suerte and may God bless him.

      £370.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 29, 2018

      £100.00

    • Lee Ramanauskas

      Lee Ramanauskas

      Apr 28, 2018

      £100.00

    • Elaine Wheatley

      Elaine Wheatley

      Apr 23, 2018

      Love you Lynne and your constant ability to keep so many in your heart. Hope this helps!

      £20.00

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