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Fernando Vera has brain cancer, and his family of seven has lost their primary breadwinner & their health insurance. Please help.

The Vera family is having the worst kind of medical and financial crisis, and they need help.

Fernando is 50 years old and has been working in our buildings for many years. In September 2012 he went into surgery to remove a large glioblastoma tumor from his brain—the worst kind of cancer there is—and has been given 6 months to a year to live. He will never work again. As the primary wage earner for his family, this is devastating. To make matters worse, his wife Francesca was fired from her job of 13 years in order to be replaced with undocumented workers at minimum wage, and they now have no health insurance.

The family has a four year old boy and two teens trying to finish high school. The seven people in this family live together and help one another as they can, but they are now completely overwhelmed.

No donation is too small. All of us who have known Fernando benefitted in one way or another by his kindness and generosity. Please help in any way that you can. Donations can be made online through this site, or sent directly to Fernando's son Luis.


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