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At the young age of 15, Valentin was thrown into the responsibilities of adulthood after his father passed away. The family joined together and a few more siblings jumped in to help provide for the family before maturing into adulthood. For about 57 years, Valentin worked tirelessly in construction to keep food on the table and provide for the needs of his family. He has such a big heart and loves to spend time with his family and make the little ones laugh. At the age of 71 he was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, a prognosis that still has no cure. Valentin has a big heart and the mind of warrior but a body that’s trying to shut down as he faces the biggest challenge he has ever faced.

The lung transplant will require a 4 month recovery stay near the hospital in Houston, 6 hours away from home. Valentin and his wife will need to pay for temporary lodging during the surgery and recovery period but lodging and transportation to and from the hospital is not covered by insurance. There are many other medical expenses that might not be paid by insurance – the anti-rejection medication itself will cost more than their monthly fixed income combined. So, the family has chosen a fundraiser through Help Hope Live to help pay for all these upcoming expenses to provide a safe channel for anyone to donate safely and have peace of mind knowing all donations will go towards any related medical expenses not covered by insurance. All donations are tax deductible and no amount is too small. Thank you so much to everyone for your support and for sharing this link for anyone who might feel called to donate.

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April 26, 2020

April 26, 2020

It's been a while since we last updated, but wanted to put it out there that Dad has been doing great and that we are in recovery near the hospital. We've gone from barely able to walk on a walker so walking without a walker and just a cane. His recovery has been nothing short of miraculous and everyday his body gets a little stronger. He misses his family his children and grandchildren but he knows this will take a month or two so he can spend the next years enjoying their company.

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April 17, 2020

Blessings to the Cabrera family!

Rose Ramirez

March 14, 2020

Prayers for your dad!!

Alondra Urbina

February 21, 2020

Prayers for the entire Cabrera family during this time and that this need is met quickly! We love you Jerry!

Love the Steinbrings

Cara Steinbring