Posted on November 16, 2015
What an amazing response - thanks to all of you who have shared and given so far. We have raised enough so that Maya won't have to worry about making rent for the rest of the year! This relieves a lot of stress, and helps us all focus on the work of healing - pasito a pasito.
Maya is a little out of it today from pain meds, but has very much enjoyed the cards, messages and visits she's been receiving. Her aunt helped her get connected again by getting her phone back and now Maya has a laptop to work on too. Her mom, sister, aunt, dad and stepmom have been at her side, as have I. We were all delighted to see Maya get into a wheelchair last Friday and see the sky for the first time in 2 weeks. She is working hard on her mobility and independence and very happy to be in physical therapy.
Last Thursday, Maya posted that she was feeling a little down and hoping to see the sky again soon, which made sitting in the sun on Friday with her and her mom Norma that much more special. So we will keep going, pasito a pasito. We are waiting for the fourth surgery and then making plans for where she will go after that. It looks like she will be in the hospital for about another week. Thanks to everyone who has offered words of encouragement or advice meanwhile.
Mientras tanto, please keep on sharing the fundraiser, and if you're in the Bay Area, consider attending Marga Gomez's performance of her one-woman show, POUND at Brava! Theater on Nov. 22. Marga has dedicated the proceeds of the show to Maya's healing fund. Here's the event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645365765722794/