EchoVerse Comics has teamed up with Sandra Rivas, a 16-year-old Sophomore at Centennial HS, located in the North Atlanta suburbs. Sandra has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic, progressive and deadly disease, which has caused her lungs to deteriorate to the point where...well, in layman terms...they don't work so well anymore; as a result, Sandra is receiving a lung transplant and she and her family will need help subsidizing the post-recovery costs her insurance carrier DOES NOT cover.
This is where you can help. Sandra’s insurance carrier, and the hospital, require Sandra stay near the hospital for quick access to either the hospital or to Sandra, in case of an emergency. Your donation will go towards Sandra’s month-long stay at a nearby recovery house. Yes, this is a real thing. Your help will allow the Rivas family stay with their daughter during her recovery and help them obtain the necessities Sandra and her family require, such as local lodging near the hospital, groceries, medicine to stave off infection and promote Sandra’s physical healing, as well as safe travel to and from the hospital for her weekly health checks. These will all be necessary for Sandra to reach a full and healthy recovery.
EchoVerse Comics has introduced Sandra to you, now we would also like to introduce you to one of our heroes, BrazFraz, who also has the deadly disease, Cystic Fibrosis.
BrazFraz not only fights the disease, but she takes on local, national, and out of this world bad guys. People in the EchoVerse say BrazFraz is a superhero. She would beg to differ and say, “Me…a hero? I don’t know about that. I do know, however, in the EchoVerse and more importantly, the universe you reside in, your CF Warrior and my hero, Sandra Rivas, has CF and she’s about to get a lung transplant. Sandra could really use your help.”
Please take a moment so read what Sandra and her family have to say about CF and her upcoming lung transplant:
Hi, my name is Sandra Rivas and I was born with a genetic disorder called Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is where my body produces thick mucus, blocking my airways, which causes persistent lung infections and limits my ability to breathe overtime. Additional symptoms I experience are poor growth and weight gain, chronic coughing, fatigue, and sinus infections.
Throughout the years I have been in and out of the hospital due to my lung infections, and low respiratory levels. After 16 years with Cystic Fibrosis, my lungs have progressively gotten weaker and are starting to fail. My doctors have decided it’s time I receive a lung transplant, and am currently in the process. The reason I am raising is because after the surgery there will be a lot of expenses that we cannot cover such as food, transportation, medications, and most importantly the house where I’ll be recovering. I will be staying at the Mason House near Emory, since I have to go back and forth to the hospital frequently for tests to make sure my body is accepting the new lungs.
Also, my parent’s will step out of their work to take care of me. My mother full-time, and my father part-time ... in that timeframe they would need to cover the Mason House expenses and the rent for our actual home. The raising is not just for me, but it’s also to support my parents financially in a time of healing. Thank you for supporting my cause. Any donations, and shares, are greatly appreciated.