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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 5-5-2018 at 05:08 PM
Thank you very much all


Hi,
I'm the "culprit" with the leg.
I don't know what to say, I never been here, I was not very "social active" in La Paz.
Maria, my S.O. I think it is called, girlfriend sounds somewhat stupid in our age bracket, started the Youcaring page last year.
Her, the Sra. Ingeborg, an older German lady that knows me since I came to La Paz 2003, Francisco the veterinarian and a neighbor, Sr. Gerardo Ortiz supporting me during this ordeal and I would not know how to make it that far without them.
They all have limits of course and the last 4-5 month we really feel the impact.
So they went out telling about me without even telling me.
I feel very ashamed having to beg for support, it's just my personality, it makes me feel bad.
And it shows me where I stand - you know you hit rock bottom when a pizza from cityclub becomes the subject of a fantasy......
I do not had many friends from the beginning here, 2008 I had a pulmonary embolism that almost killed me and I had to discontinue my career as scuba instructor and tour operator. And from then on it's more or less a constant up and down. Hurrance and Norbert ruined pretty much all I had on furniture.
What was left over Odile got a few weeks later ripping 1/4 of the roof off the house I rent.
During that time of several negative events and how they impacted my life and economic situation my so called friends all "evaporated".
I try to see the positive of that - who's with me now is truly genuine.
Then came December 2016 and the leg and that real kicked my butt.
It's difficult to remain positive most the time and ones start doubting life.
It's only them people that keep me going and honor their affords and investments in me and and not turn the lights off. A last dive at El Bajo going down 40 meters overweight waiting for the fini go to zero looked quiet often attractive to me.
Now I got a few more I have to respect your giving by getting better and show progress.
Thank you!
I will remark to some of the comments on the thread during the coming hours and days.
I just get electricity back a few hours ago. CFE cut me off Thursday morning despite me calling them 6 days before due date asking for an extension to pay until I receive little funds from Germany for freelance online system maintenance work I do.
Sra. Ingeborg came to help and paid my bill yesterday and they reconnected me today at about 13:00hrs
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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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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 07:47 AM
My contact details


There been the question by U2U on how to contact me or where am I.
You find all my details at an older post here http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86761#pid1082...
Keep in mind that I may attend livestock somewhere out at the country site and out of cell reach.
There are people at the clinic and Ivan speak fairly good English
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 07:48 AM


It is wonderful that you wrote here Hubshraubear! Everything is going to get better. You will be in my prayers and God is grand.

As another suggestion for income: German classes online.

Best luck with getting that leg better really fast.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 12:53 PM
Documented progress


Should be somebody interested - be aware, this are not "pretty" pictures - I did document until I had to sell my phone (camera used) at many bandage changes the conditions and shared that with the medicos in hospital.

https://goo.gl/pbYNYr

I also want to emphasize the role of Dr. Raul Mar Chavira, he saved my leg!
if you have circulation problems - go see this man at least for an opinion.
There been 6 doctors standing around my bed and 5 said: amputating!
I had already given permission and was just hours away to be rolled into chirurgy.
He said we try to save, there is pulse, if need we still can amputate.
He told me that the initial medication - Moxifloxacino - is expensive (400ml 600-700 pesos 2x per day) but when the leg is on the line that concerns are secondary.
He does not speak English. He's considered circulation specialist.
I do not even know his "official" title.
If someone needs contact for this type of doctor, I gladly pass on his email address.

I do also want to encourage everybody NOT to shy away from Salviaterra because it is a public hospital and I hear at time has less favorable reputation.
I been treated very professional. I was under constant observation and care.
Of course I been "lucky" and had a single room with own shower cabin and bathroom with a lock to enter as I was basically quarantined due to infection, others I seen had rooms with 2 beds.

In comparison to 2008 severe pulmonary embolism I been to Fidepaz, they took a quiet fair 5 digit $ US sum of me while Salviaterra did manifold for me (treatment of infection related kidney failure, x-rays, ultra-sounds, lymph node biopsy, 2-3-4 times per day samples for lab analysis, diabetes tests) with about the same 5 digits sum in pesos!!
Aftercare was included for weeks incl several minor chirurgal procedures to remove bad tissue.
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 02:16 PM


Over 1500 views, and very few donations, the total stands at just over 500 US, and much of that was before this Baja Nomad post.
This is a big and caring community, I don’t understand. Even a few dollars would undoubtably make a big difference in this man’s life. Please consider making a donation, or if you can’t, god bless and maybe you could share the info with others who might?
I shared the Bajanomads post link today on LaPazGringosGroup, Facebook.
To donate, PayPal or whatever, https://www.youcaring.com/SaveLeg

[Edited on 5-6-2018 by rhintransit]




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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 02:49 PM


I added $ to the pot today. Paypal made me use an echeck so it will take a few days to process. Good luck in all your problems.
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 07:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rhintransit  
Over 1500 views, and very few donations, the total stands at just over 500 US, and much of that was before this Baja Nomad post.
This is a big and caring community, I don’t understand. Even a few dollars would undoubtably make a big difference in this man’s life. Please consider making a donation, or if you can’t, god bless and maybe you could share the info with others who might?
I shared the Bajanomads post link today on LaPazGringosGroup, Facebook.
To donate, PayPal or whatever, https://www.youcaring.com/SaveLeg

[Edited on 5-6-2018 by rhintransit]


I also would like to see more contributions but it appears you are under estimating nomad contributions in the past few days. Over $500 of the current contributions have been from members of this board. Perhaps you don't recognize the names since they may vary from user names here. You are correct that small contributions can add up quickly and I certainly hope to see more. I am fortunate that I have a good support network of family and friends should I ever need it but there are many good people who don't. A small misfortune or two can upend an otherwise stable life. I know I can't save the world but I can certainly kick in $20 here and there to those in need.
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 09:50 PM


It is like in politics - the "candidate" has to be likable. He has to have a full name. Pictures with grandkids and or dogs help tremendously.
Short story why you are getting homeless suffices.

There has to be cry for help. When you ask, people will help.

Throwing out pictures of rotting legs will scare people away.

Getting help has become an art.




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[*] posted on 5-7-2018 at 08:59 AM
Thank you to all


Please do not start arguing on the number or dimensions of donations. We do not want to become reason for members to start arguments. it appears to be a tight community here.
We had this page out more as 1 year and did not get anything.
It was the push of Francisco and Maria to reduce the initial sum asked for and to re-kindle making it known.
What we got the last few days is 100% more as we had last week at the same time.

Maria will go and buy 6 elastic bandages today. (Hint for the savy shopper, a majority of meds you can get generic at Dr. Simi pharmacy, Monday is additional 20-25% discount day)
I "re-cycle" the elastic bandages ie soak in bleach/detergent-wash-dry), it's a 185,- peso a pop and we just could not afford new every time we change, now 3x a week. It's just second layer over gaze and regular bandages and the wound is close now. it just that they lose the being elastic.
We paid already back a small loan from a loan shark that was costing an arm and a leg every 2 weeks. And we got a little better quality food as we literally living of beans and rices for 2-3 month now and lack proper nutrition/vitamins/minerals with that one-sided diet.

@4x4abc: You probably right with your remarks, I comment at <<<
Getting help has become an art <<< Unfortunately are Maria and I not artists!
I try to make the page better and hope to be done the coming 24 hrs.
He has to have a full name. <<< I do have a full name, you can call me Ernst or Thomas, take your pick. If somebody want's more he can stop by 24/7 and see my passport/ ID card/ Residente Permanente card or my application to become Mexican citizen with the INM.
Pictures with grandkids and or dogs help tremendously. <<< Since I have no family or relatives I do also have a certain void in grandkids. My dog left me 2016 after almost 14.5 years.
Short story why you are getting homeless suffices. <<< I'm looking at other funding pages to learn.
There has to be cry for help. <<< We / I try to understand that
Throwing out pictures of rotting legs will scare people away. <<< It's the reason for the situation. So I should hide that?
Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Spenden und die Hinweise. Wir versuchen uns daran auszurichten und das Profile of der Spendenseite besser zu machen.

[Edited on 7-5-2018 by Hubschraubear]

[Edited on 7-5-2018 by Hubschraubear]
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[*] posted on 5-7-2018 at 12:12 PM


Guten tag herr Hubschraubear ,

Rice and beans ? Oh Man that's brutal .... I'm sure there is no beer budget and for a German that's sacrilege .....

So with that in mind, I am willing to donate again with the condition that it is spent solamente para a good meal and some beer .. ( not necessarily in that order )

Do we have a deal ?




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[*] posted on 5-7-2018 at 03:27 PM


Hubschraubear

I don't know if you are interested but I have used ozone therapy to help many a patient keep their limbs as well as heal super fast.

While this device is not quite as potent as the one I used in my clinic it is still effective.

https://www.amazon.com.mx/Ozonizador-Desinfecta-Deodoriza-Po...

I am willing to pay for and ship this unit to you if you are interested.

Do your homework on ozone therapy and U2U me if interested

If you have more pressing needs I am happy to make a monetary donation instead

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[*] posted on 5-7-2018 at 06:22 PM


So now you have a Nomad family, Ozone therpay is well repected. Also, better nutrtion, protein, a fresh vegetable daily perhaps an egg every day would be good also. Seems likely that Maria needs some essentials also. I will send $20 bucks next week. Use as you think best,
Hugs, your Buena Vista sister, Joanna
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