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The family and friends of Rogelio Sanchez are uniting to help raise money to help with his battle against MRSA blood infection and Diabetes.

Courage is resistance to fear,
mastery of fear,
not absence of fear ~ Mark Twain

Rogelio Sanchez is many things a father, a son, a husband, but above all else he is a survivor. Rogelio displayed the strong-minded spirit of man by showing his resiliency as he battled MRSA. The Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type (strain) of staph bacteria that does not respond to some antibiotics that are commonly used to treat staph infections.

This particular infection started small but soon spread to his blood causing Rogelio incredible pain & suffering. For close to 4 weeks Rogelio was hospitalized as doctors struggled to keep Rogelio alive. Complications were abundant and doctors prepared Rogelio’s family for the worst. Rogelio a father of 3 (R.J. ,Yulianna, Guillermo) the youngest a 5 month year old was not prepared to give in or give up.

After four grueling weeks of antibiotics pumped into his body via I.V. Rogelio’s health improved. In what can only be described as a miraculous recovery Roger (as he is known by his family) fought off the infection.

The triumph over the infections is not complete as full recovery is not expected to occur for another 6 months or as long as 2 years. Now with triumph come tribulations.

Rogelio’s wife Elma was laid off as she was attending to her husband’s needs. Elma a non-profit employee lost her job and is unable to pay the medical expenses as well as the daily bills associated with having 3 young children. With both providers unable to seek gainful employment their options are minimal. With medical bills piling up quickly, and the high price of follow-up care, any help is grateful. In addition many of their children’s clothing, toys, and personal items had to be discarded as they were in contact with the infection.

Today’s economic climate is tough & many are struggling but we only ask for donations of only what you can afford. Your kindness is appreciated by their entire Sanchez family.

Please help a father salvage his life as he journeys onward in his fight with MRSA.
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