I know of a child whose path, in his short 10 month life has been of pure hardship. His health issues are so great, death has been close on various ocations.
Yamil Colón Mercado came into existence on December 17th, 2010. He had a twin sister who mysteriously and unexpectedly died on last march. The family was devastated, to say the least. Fortunately, her death served to give life to her brother. When she died, Camila opened her doctors eyes to a few possible reasons for her demise. They went and did a few tests on Yamil and found out that he was following in the same path. He was diagnosed with a type of cancer.
The economical situation of his family does not help much, for the tests and procedures are of a very high cost. Our local government has given them the necessary funds to cover a bone marrow transplant which he needs, and his older brother (5) will serve as the donor. But the weekly procedures and chemotherapy are not covered for.
This is where you come in.
Yamil needs your support to overcome this. On my other blog, UNDOdigital.com, we’ve set up an Art Sale, where many of the group’s artists have donated their artworks in full for the benefit of this cause. If you are an art lover, jump on over to our gallery over there and by all means, purchase one.
Otherwise, you can send me your donation. No amount is too little. Any help is greatly appreciated! Just contact me through this blog or on Twitter (@ricklipsett). If you live in Puerto Rico or have access to a Banco Popular of Puerto Rico, you may deposit your charity directly to their savings account. The number is: 707-233-52-6 and is under the name: Yamil Colón Mercado.
In the name of his family and us here in PapáHeroes we thank you straight from our hearts and appreciate any help you can provide to this little boy’s situation. Thank you and God Bless.