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The family and friends of Pablo Saavedra are uniting to raise money to save Pablo's sight and life!!

Pablo is from Argentina, he is 34 years old music teacher and has a Frontal Cranial Chondrosarcoma tumor grade 2. He was first diagnosed with this in 2001/2002. Chondrosarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer. It develops from normal cartilage which goes through malignant change.
Pablo has already lost the sight in one eye; his faced has been deformed by the tumor. He has had five surgeries in Argentina already and they have been unable to remove the tumor completely. It is now at the point where the tumor is encroaching on his brain, he will lose the eyesight in his other eye, probably within the month and his death will shortly follow. He needs this surgery as soon as possible!!
This is as much Susana’s story as it is Pablo’s. This is a story about a man who has lived with his own death since the age of 23, but he never has given up. While unable to work, he is active in his community, does a weekly radio show, he even has the faith and hope to meet a young woman online and fall in love with her. This is Susana’s story also, because she fell in love with Pablo, not his pretty face as is so often the case, but she fell in love with him, his essence, his soul, his deformed face did not stop either of them. Living in different continents, didn’t stop them either. Theirs is truly a modern day love story.
Now they need us to complete their story.
He was able to meet Susana in Mexico last year and it was at that visit that the possibility of a surgery was found that might save his life.
By a miracle he has been given the hope of survival through the Doctors at John Hopkins Hospital. Unfortunately Pablo has no money, no medical insurance. We are asking for your help in saving his life!!
The total cost will be $208,000, so please help us!!
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