My name is Sandra Holguin. I am a 48-year-old single mother of three awesome children. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1986. Over 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, a serious disorder of the central nervous system. Fortunately, I am a good candidate for a stem cell transplant. However, funding this procedure is a monumental task. This is where my family and I need your help.
Despite my serious health challenges, I do my best to be as self-sufficient as possible, raising my children and even finding the time to participate in community service efforts. In fact, I recently organized a Christmas present, clothing, and food drive for 115 orphans in Juarez, Mexico. This was a source of great joy for me. However, when the drive was completed, my son looked at me and said “Mom, if you would put half the effort you put into helping others into your own fundraiser, you would be better by now. How about you help us for your next project?!?” That opened my eyes and made me realize that I cannot ignore my health issues any longer because I’m only harming myself and my kids who take care of me. Swallowing my pride, I’m now sharing my story with others in an appeal to make my transplant become a reality. I am hopeful that this procedure will return most of my movement back. I can only imagine how I could then really help those less fortunate!
June 25, 2017
I feel blessed and I thank God for allowing me to have another birthday alongside my Kiddos, family and friends. If I could have one wish, it would be to regain my health.
I finally went to go see my new neurologist, Dr Maldonado and he is adding more meds and a Dopamine patch to help me with my movements. I welcome any positive change.
February 21, 2017
I'm fortunate to call Sandra Holguin my friend, she inspires me to be a better person with her selflessness, her positive outlook and her grace ♡ . I am donating $100 for her cause and my hope is that she will be well again.