Dear Family, Friends, Rescuers and Prayer Warriors,
On October 2nd 2017 my good friend 20 year old Maria Cucuteanu was diagnosed with Hepatitis C as well as damage to the liver. It is difficult to express how deeply saddened and outraged...and I mean downright outraged I am over this latest setback in her life!
Yet despite the incredible hardships and pain she has endured throughout her young life, Maria has always been able to maintain her poise, her dignity, and a passion for life that refuses to be extinguished. Maria possesses a personal courage few people her age has. She is my hero.
Romania has the highest occurrence hepatitis C of any country in the European Union. This is possibly due to tainted blood transmissions 30 to 40 years ago according to the European Liver Patients Association. The real tragedy is that big pharma has made it almost impossible for the common citizen there to obtain drugs that can combat the disease and halt damage to the liver at reasonable costs.
Well while local politicians figure out how to combat the pharmaceutical corporations inflated prices my friend is still suffering! This initial campaign's goal has been set to a reasonable amount to hopefully ensure quick attainability to meet the following core objectives:
- Obtain various medications designed to combat Hep C
- Fund a special diet plan designed to help the body recover as it fights the disease
- Paying for various livings expenses (rent, etc.) for a set amount of recovery time so she wouldn't have to work while enduring the physical pain
If the response to this campaign doesn't turn out as we hope then even a modest amount of funds would be helpful. We will improvise and adjust as funds come in. Donations will focus on the medications first. If we can't fund meds for 6 months then she will do a half order. At the very least we need to be able to start her on the medications...any amount of pills...as soon as possible! The window for her to start combating this is growing smaller by the minute. Eventually there will be a point of no return where the liver will not be able to recover!
I have always believed with all sincerity that Maria was called by God to do something special in the earth to help people. My prayer is that the will of God be done in this situation. If you can not give to this campaign please pray. Please pray for Maria. But if you can act, if you can do something to help in this situation please do. Please contact me if you would like more information. Perhaps there is something you can do beyond simply donating. I will post updates as they occur. Thank you all. God bless all of you!