Havana, Cuba – On May 30 2016, Ricardo Miguel and his wife, Laura, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for their young daughter’s cancer treatments.
“Life was perfect, we were a happy family with a normal life, until two months after the birth of our little girl. Something abnormal was discovered in her head. We were very concerned because she is our first child, and we had never dealt with anything like it,” says Ricardo, “We knew from the beginning that my wife could have a risky pregnancy, but nothing went wrong while she was pregnant. The delivery went spectacularly, but on January 31, 2016, it was detected that my daughter has a serious cancer in the head and her survival is at risk.”
For new parents, Ricardo and Laura, this news came as a shock and a financial burden that they could not overcome on their own. Both unemployed, they have done the best they can to get their daughter the help that she needs. Lily has made small improvements since then, but her medical specialist has recommended an effective treatment that her parents just can’t afford. That’s why they have decided to turn to GoFundMe in the hopes of raising the money they need to save their daughter’s life.
GoFundMe is a popular crowdfunding platform where you can raise money for just about any personal cause, including medical expenses like Lily’s. Signing up for GoFundMe is free, and users get to keep each donation received.
“Sorry we are asking for help, but we do not know what else to do,” the Miguels explain, “The price we are asking for is to cover only on the cost of Lily’s treatments, but any and all help is appreciated. Thank you for your time and your generosity.”
For more information, please visit the GoFundMe page here.
Company Name: GoFundMe
Contact Person: Ricardo Miguel Ferreira Alves