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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 03:52 AM
Assistance for a foreigner in La Paz


You might have luck starting a " Go Fund Me " page .

https://www.gofundme.com/medical-fundraising?pc=thrive_googl...




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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 06:19 AM


I think you have come to the right place. The pain must be just awful. What a horrible infection.



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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 06:31 AM


What is his nationality?



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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 08:35 AM


The comparison to Harald's leg injury (4x4abc) is pretty amazing (La Paz area German, docs wanted to amputate, loves dogs, etc.).



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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 09:16 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Veterinario La Paz  
Interesting to have such similarities indeed.
But "my" Germans name is not Harald, I do not know that one, only 3 Germans I'm aware of in La Paz, most foreign nationals I know are American and Canadians.




Thank you for your helping this person. I knew it wasn't Harald as he wasn't a scuba instructor (I don't think) but a 4WD (doble tración) tour guide and book author. Trying to help Harald raise hospital funds last year: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87132

Another German in La Paz is also here on Nomad, Karl (fernwah).





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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 10:47 AM


yes, I am in the same boat. Life sucks sometimes.

Thanks to donations from my friends around the world I was able to pay the greedy doctors in La Paz and my leg was saved. For now.
Thank you especially to some generous donations from board members of Baja Nomad.

4 surgeries and 10 months later I am still not walking. Meaning no income. A guide who can't walk is not a good guide.
So, I am in the process of reinventing myself. Will have to do something that agrees with my wheelchair.

Now, please go help that other poor fellow. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.



[Edited on 5-2-2018 by 4x4abc]




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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 12:14 PM


Greedy La Paz doctors:?: What would that of cost a foreigner in Germany? USA? Count your blessings desagradecido.
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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 02:11 PM


Greedy La Paz doctors:?: What would that of cost a foreigner in Germany? USA? Count your blessings desagradecido.


No schite! who would ever say that is ignorant. Normal yearly salary for a internal medical doc here is about 50K USD a year. Not that the doc he is seeing is IM but still. Thats less than a plumber makes in other countries. Geeesh, get a clue before opening up your keyboard.

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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 06:07 PM


is it true, that I am the only supporter of this poor fellow?



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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 10:42 AM


Obviously, I don't know anything about your German, Maria, but shouldn't he really go to Germany? If we got enough money for a ticket and he got stabilized enough to travel, is this something he would do?

Harald, are German's eligible for free medical care in Germnay?




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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 12:19 PM


a German is covered for health issues as long as he/she is part of the system. Meaning working, retired, unemployed (but has been working recently before). Expats like me and the gentleman in question are not covered by the social system, unless he/she continued to pay a private insurance carrier.

Even if the gentleman were covered in Germany it would not make much sense to move to Germany to continue treatment - it seems that he is in good hands.
His hardship stems from the chain of unfortunate events starting with his pulmonary embolism and a very expensive hospital and losing his ability to work. They are out of money and need help.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 02:51 PM


I am prepared to help, but is there a way to send money without including my e-mail address?



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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 04:01 PM


As I understand it your email is to keep you informed as to the progress being made of the funding and the individual.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 06:01 PM


It's hard to believe that with such a sad situation that that poor Man has found himself in that the first "help fund me" didn't get any contributions ?

Maybe it's a case of herd mentality as no one wants to be the "only one" or first. So now that there are a few contributors hopefully many more will jump on the bandwagon, so to speak.

Most people don't realize just HOW FAST life can change...




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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 06:50 PM


Hope $100 I sent helps this soul in need, it's what I can do for the moment. Looks like he needs about 9k.

Nomads are some good folk, keep this thread alive, they'll come around.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 06:57 PM


Good on you Cancamo,

The MOST pressing concern was he was going to have his electricity shut off and now with your generous help that has been solved for the moment.

Every bit no matter how small helps Tremendously when you are broke.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 07:58 PM


One more donor “in”
Okay, nomads...a man needs help here!




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[*] posted on 5-5-2018 at 07:59 AM


Time for a bump....and a donation, I'm in!



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[*] posted on 5-5-2018 at 03:56 PM


I think the problem of no one donating may be that no one on here knows him. When first posted I was waiting for Harald or Karl to comment especially since both are German and may have known him.

I hope he gets better and that more donations come in.
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 07:13 AM


Happy to help you "get back on your feet". So sorry CFE turned off your electricity. Good thing to postpone that final dive.
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