Victoria Cabrera, a 13-year-old girl, is a victim of doctor’s ruthlessness. She had problems with her heart. As she went through surgery in Venezuela, instead of getting her problem fixed, the issue worsened. That forced her mother to take her to USA for proper treatment. Whopping medical bill her mother had to pay was beyond their financial capacity.
The Washington Nationals’ catcher Wilson Ramos and few other players who hail from Venezuela have stepped up to support her financially. Heartfelt with the condition of that little girl, Ramos has become a very good friend of hers. Just to ameliorate pains she has gone through, Wilson talks with her and shares jokes and makes sure she does not feel deprived.
Victoria underwent a treatment at Miami Children’s Hospital last year. Doctors were shocked to know that some of the valves that transport blood across the body were haywire and thus were giving an indication of serious heart problems ahead. Worse part was the fact she was foreigner and therefore health insurance was not available. Huge cost was obviously to fall as a bombshell on her family.
Marfa Mata is Cabrera’s mother. She has a painful story to tell. She tends to suggest that her daughter had no heart problem at all in the first place and that doctors at Venezuela were too incompetent to handle the issue. Their negligence actually initiated the malaise and turned the issue into severe heart problem, she said. That is what prompted her to resort to such an expensive option of undergoing treatment in the USA.
“Here in Venezuela, they told me she has no hope,” said Marfa Mata. “Many people can ask why I decided to have the surgery in the U.S. with the high cost. I am scared. She never had trouble with her valves before the first surgery here in Venezuela. That’s why I had the second one in the U.S. They saved her.” Ramos praises the live-heartedness of Victoria, despite the agony in her heart. “She’s a really, really good little girl,” Ramos said. “She’s young, and she just wants to live life.” Indeed, along with being a great catcher for the Nationals, he has compassion for needy and incapacitated and that complements him a complete human.
A campaign to raise funds to assist Vicky and her mother in getting the surgery she needs is currently in the development stage. Please stay tune to this heart warming cause. We pledge to see her through every step of the way. You are not alone.
More information forthcoming soon at www.livelifewithanopenheart.org. We appreciate your interest and patience.