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Weʼre raising £15,000 to help Maria rebuild her life following rare Bone Sarcoma Cancer that is taking away her leg

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK
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María is from Concepción, Chile. She is 60 years old and has been living in the UK for over 10 years now. She has a good character, and has helped clean my flat over the last 6 years. She is trustworthy and reliable, and I have grown close to her over this time.

Recently, María was diagnosed with Bone Sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects less than 500 people in the UK annually, with a survival rate of 55%. Her treatment will require the amputation of her right leg, which will have a considerable impact on her ability to work in her usual occupation.

To survive, María will need new training to acquire new skills, as well as to improve her English. Due to the pain in her leg, she had to stop working five months ago, and is now preparing for her surgery. She does not have savings, she does not have a stable place to live, and she does not have family or a strong support network to rely upon.

The funds raised here, therefore, will be used to help her with basic needs such as food and shelter, as well as to improve her English skills and take on new training, so that she might support herself in the future.

Anyone who has lived in a foreign country will appreciate the challenges faced everyday and the importance of support networks - a role which we must assume to help her. To those who can relate to this cause, please assist María with the same positive energy she is using to approach her own situation. My main objective is to help her have options in the near and medium term.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I really appreciate everything you do to help me help Maria!

10% of raised funds will be donated to http://www.ladpp.org.uk/ and to https://sarcoma.org.uk/

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  • Nathaly Carvajal3 months ago
    Nathaly Carvajal

    Nathaly Carvajal

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We continue to raise funds to help Maria in her recovery and retraining after she lost her leg to Sarcoma Cancer. Some supporters have decided to use other channels and we are officially over 28% of our goal!!! Please continue sharing and helping us with a small donation!!!

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  • Nathaly Carvajal3 months ago
    Nathaly Carvajal

    Nathaly Carvajal

    3 months ago

    I visited Maria this weekend in the The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital after the operation of her leg!! Her operation went well and she is starting a physiotherapy process this week that will last for a month or so, to learn how to walk again among many other things! Thank you for your support and please be generous when donating and support us sharing among your networks!!!

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  • Nathaly Carvajal3 months ago
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    Nathaly Carvajal

    3 months ago

    I spent time this weekend with Maria preparing for her operation!! We listened to Abba and play bingo. I read her all your messages. She sends her regards to all of you who are helping us!!!

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Page last updated on: 8/3/2018 8:46 PM

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141

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 3, 2018

    Dios te bendiga y te de mucha fortaleza y sabiduría en tu recuperación ! 🙏

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 3, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 2, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 2, 2018

    Vamos Maria!

  • Tony Been

    Tony Been

    Jul 12, 2018

    £20.00

  • Jose Raffo

    Jose Raffo

    Jul 6, 2018

    £20.00

  • Thomas Clayton

    Thomas Clayton

    Jul 1, 2018

    Maria - I really hope your surgery goes well!Good luck! Tom

    £50.00

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Nathaly Carvajal

Nathaly Carvajal

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK

Hello, I am originally from Colombia, and have been living and working in the UK for 10 years now helping technology companies reach international markets.

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