A while ago I was asked to help set up a fundraising site for the nephew of one of my friend’s. I agreed on the condition that the family provided me with details about his condition. Today, I finally completed reading through, translating and putting that website up.
I already knew that he has had a struggle, first with a misdiagnosis and then with traveling back and forth every couple of weeks for chemotherapy. The community came together and raised $1,000.00 earlier in the year, but the people of our town are farmers, fishermen, and laborers that don’t make much more than $20.00 a day for the most part.
Marbin is fortunate. He has a loving family surrounding him that would do anything to see him well. He has two younger siblings still in school, and he is trying to complete his university studies while he has been ill. There has been great hope and prayers to God that he will recover and have what most young people in Panama aspire to; work, a family and a home of his own.
If any of you are reading this and can find it in your heart to donate even $5.00 it would make a big difference to this young man and his family and help provide the extras that are needed to help him heal. I’ve set the site up in Canadian Dollars, but I think that you might be able to send USD also. My friends; his aunt and his cousin, will be helping me distribute the funds as needed.
Please go here to contribute. Thank you for being part of the community…in the campo.