1505490 tn?1289724851

Help for Little Luis

Dear All,

My two year old nephew has LLA Calla, he was first diagnosed on March 6th, 2009, with an excellent response to the treatment he achieved complete remission on April 14th, 2009.  On April 23, 2010 he was diagnosed again, he recovered again on June 1st, 2010.  Once again on September 22nd, 2010 he was diagnosed again and it's now in the process of treatment.

Since April 2010 when he was encountered with the desease again, it was proposed for him to have Hemopoyetic Transplant, but he does not have a compatible donor.  For this reason, it is proposed to have a non-related transplant when he achieves remission again.

My nephew is currently in Venezuela where he receives the treatment and is fighting to achieve remission again, but we dont have the resources to pay for his transplant in the USA, so right now we are at a crossroads, we dont know what is going to happen after remission if we can not afford his transplant, he may fall again and again.  My question is, how can we get help..?, is there any organization that can help children and families from outside the USA, we can certainly pay for the trip to the US for him and his mom, but we can not afford the medical bill.  Can anyone give me some advises.  I do nothing but to search the internet these days looking for help.

Your advises and your prayers will be most appreciated.
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148691 tn?1260194903
where are you located at yourself? I know in Johns Hopkins they have some sort of programs for your case. Get in touch with them.... if you need help, I live close to the area. Having a little 2 year old myself, I would have no problem helping you and your family. I couldn't do much financially though, but my house is open =)

By the way, im a latina too ;)
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1505490 tn?1289724851
Anyone..? SOme ideas please...?
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