Hello, my name is Jose and I’m 3 years old. I was born premature at 28 weeks; with a heart disease called Truncus Arteriosis and chronic lung disease. Due to my condition I was on a ventilator for 1 year and 5 months. I’ve had many procedures since my birth; 4 heart surgeries, including open heart surgery and a tracheostomy. After finally getting off the ventilator, my feeding tube and being in the hospital for 2 years and 4 months I was finally able to go home for the first time! And finally exploring the world due to my health conditions. In January 2014 after finally being home with my family I was diagnosed with a malignant tumor “liver cancer”. Since then I’ve been getting treated with chemo every week, unfortunately the chemo is not killing the cancer and I’m in the hospital most of the time. I need a liver transplant in the near future which will be done in UCLA.

The reason my loved ones and I are trying to raise money is because my medications are very expensive, also my mommy is a single mother trying to make ends meet, so her driving back and forth to my appointments and to visit me as often as she could is expensive as well. I am asking for your HELP & SUPPORT to help my family and loved ones take me to UCLA to get my transplant and help them pay for my medical bills. I would be highly grateful. 
This being said, although I have not lived a normal life of the average 3 year old, I continue to have a smile on my face and I am comforted with the thought of knowing that I’m very blessed to have so many good people that love me and are keeping me in there prayers and are with me and reminding me that I am not fighting this battle on my own!

Thank you and God Bless

Jose A Vazquez

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