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.
March 24, 2020
Quick update here, today our Pops come’s “home” and is being released from the hospital as a patient. After today he will have weekly checkups for the next few months. We will still be living in Houston but good news is that dad is strong enough to come out of the hospital and to sit in the trailer away from any viruses. This will be tough living in a trailer away from home and from his kids and even worse his grand kids. However he knows once this is over with, he will live a long life and see his grand babies grow old.
March 18, 2020
Dad is doing great, he’s hooked up to less machines and started doing some exercises to help gain his strength. He is completely off of Oxygen and only using his new lung to breath. He was moved to another room but again visitation is minimal because of the current state of the US. Paul is with him today but he looks to be in great spirits.
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March 14, 2020
Prayers for your dad!!
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
February 11, 2020
Thinking about your family! Love the Maddox Family
February 8, 2020
Prayers for you and your family!