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This fundraiser ended on 07/31/12

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A beautiful 2-year old boy has Hydrocephalus, a condition that can take his life if he doesn't get the proper treatment quickly.

Guilbert Rosario, son of Guirbert and Emilia Rosario and baby brother to Wilbur and Mia, resides in a very small home in La Altagracia Higuey in Dominican Republic. His family struggles to make ends meet as they try to keep up with the expenses of raising two healthy children along with keeping their son, Guilbert, alive and well.
Guilbert is a 2-year old baby that has gone already through seven corrective surgeries, some successful, some not, and needs an eighth operation to attempt to decrease the size of his head. He suffers from a condition called Hydrocephalus which causes his brain to retain fluids that would normally be eliminated through the bloodstream.
Guilbert cannot sit up, stand, walk, or lift his head, which weighs about 30 lbs alone; therefore, spends his day lounging in his stroller, laying on his bed, or in the arms of his loving family members and friends.  
This beautiful baby boy lives in a country where doctors will not accept insurance since payments from the insurance carriers are usually a hassle. Guilbert's family must extend their hands to family, friends, and strangers to ask for help in order to pay for his medical expenses.
We tend to take the small things for granted in our lives, but this family only wishes they'd have that opportunity. Guilbert cannot blink or even close his eyes to sleep; can you imagine?

We can all sacrific a trip to Starbucks, a night out with our friends, or that new pair of shoes, to help this family.

Every day that passes, Guilbert's skull is putting pressure on his brain.

There's no time to waste, please help this baby before it's too late.

*Please note that the beneficiary is listed as myself, but this is only so that I can transfer and withdraw the funds collected from an American bank. I will be personally taking all of the donations collected to Guilbert's family in Dominican Republic this August.
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