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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 07:59 AM
Photos


Quote: Originally posted by vjfamily  
New photos are much appreciated, thanks for the updates. People up and down Baja are cheering for you.

We need to sync a "photo session"with Francisco (Veterinario La Paz) as we both do not have any more cameras or phones with cameras.
We had to sell all of such items during the last year.
Plus we have some timely conflicts, Maria works 7 days a week from 11:00PM to 07:00AM at the One hotel down-town La Paz.
That is her official work time, however, they are chronically under-staffed at moment so 2-3 hours (unpaid) overtime is the norm....
And we have to match with Francisco as well but it will happen them days
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 08:39 AM
Donations


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
Some very generous donations including one for $1000.00!

Yes indeed - we just want to emphasize that ANY donation made has had a huge impact in our life as in particular the last few month been literally hell on earth for us. The equivalent of 20,-US $ (+/- 400,- pesos) was the food budget for both of us for 1 week.
There is an German expression: "Zuviel zum sterben, nicht genug zum leben!" (roughly translated "To much to let you die, not enough to let you live")

But of course, Karl Volger's 1000,- been exceptional, brought me on the edge of a heart attack so to say and I broke down somewhat. Could not believe it!

On top he is a friend with Sra. Ingeborg here in La Paz, the 84 y. old lady that helped us (together with Veterinario La Paz Francisco and Sr. Gerardo Ortiz) from the beginning of this ordeal.
She was not aware of the donation but did call him to thank in my name. I do not know him - or anybody else that gave a donation.

Since people do not know me, to explain: in 2 month I will be 60 years old. I move out at home age 15 with my first month salary of apprenticeship.
Since that time I take care of myself. I never borrowed money, I never financed anything (it's been offered very often by banks and such), I never had any family ties and support that comes with that in many cases, I never was in any debt.
I live the old German way: work hard, save money, buy whatever you wanted.

So getting this help now is a new experience and very special to me.
In general, this whole situation did impact me a lot in terms of attitude. It made me humble and I have a total different outlook and respect for poor people!

Not that I was arrogant or negative against those, I always help and give the needy, but I seen that all different.
Today I know, getting up after falling on your face can be near impossible of the circumstances against you.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 09:28 AM
Money spend


Quote: Originally posted by vjfamily  
Must be time for more bandages, we made a donation. Happy healing!!

Thank you! Your donation is very welcome.
In general for the folks here so you know what we do with the funds.
We made a payment against the outstanding chunk of rent - the landlord was/is cooperative - yet we still have too pay him off.
We paid outstanding payments + interest to the "vampiro" (vampiros are this semi private loan sharks that offer credits you may see offered by flyers tacked on phone poles or the pinwall at supermarket "5000,- peso, no credit check blablabla)
If you behind in payments they do not send reminder notices, they on your door, 2-3 guys mafia style...
We paid outstanding payments at Maria's bank account as she maxed out to keep us alive.
We deposit to CFE and Telmex for upcoming bills - peace of mind knowing that is done!
Went shopping 1 time to Che Draui, well better at Che Draui online as they can be paid from Paypal account and deliver for 20,- pesos fee.
Eating proper makes a big difference in physical energy, open the fridge and seeing some food in it makes on feel darn good.......

Everything otherwise has be done by Maria as I'm not good walking far so she scoots with public transport all over town to get best priced medical supplies.

We have now for 2 weeks.

Additional is the wound on top of foot closed now and the large chunk on calve is remaining open the size of 1.5 10 peso coins.
So it continues to heal and with better nutrition may be close in 1, 2 weeks.
Last December week 2016 until now.......
With that the danger of re-newed infection is much reduced.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 08:19 PM


I ate well tonight, I am thankful for what I have, and glad to be able to make another donation.
Please fill the refrigerator again.




reality\'s never been of much use out here...
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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 06:10 AM


Quote: Originally posted by rhintransit  
I ate well tonight, I am thankful for what I have, and glad to be able to make another donation.
Please fill the refrigerator again.

Thank you, we appreciate your donation and will do as suggested. Smiles are back in our faces....
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[*] posted on 5-23-2018 at 05:56 AM
Mexico accepted Fundraisers


Does anybody here can recommend another findraiser site that excepts Mexico?
I just read this in connection with GoFundMe merge with YouCaring:
"Non-GoFundMe Supported Countries - Existing fundraisers on YouCaring located outside of countries supported by GoFundMe will continue to accept donations until June 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT. After this time, customers will continue to have access to their YouCaring accounts until June 30th. We encourage all customers to begin the withdrawing funds from PayPal before this date to ensure there are no issues receiving your funds."
Mexico is not on that list.....
https://help.youcaring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002480612-Yo...
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