My name is Fabiola Hernández. I found out about Surgery Without Borders on the radio and from an acquaintance who helped at CSF.
Due to my legal situation, I could not have health insurance and without it, my surgery was very expensive, and I had no way to pay for it. When I arrived at CSF Foundation the process was very fast, the appointment with the specialist and then the surgery. The foundation helped me pay more than half the cost of my surgery, I paid very little.
My surgery was at Memorial Hospital. The doctor who operated me is Dr. Sharma. The first time I met the Doctor he told me, “Don’t worry anymore, I’m going to help you here.” He was very kind, he made me feel confident, and that everything would be fine.
Before arriving at CSF, another doctor had seen me and he told me that, even if I had health insurance, he would not perform the surgery because I was obese, and he would not risk my not resisting the anesthesia.
The process of applying to CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation was very simple, fast and easy. When I was called to let me know that I had been approved for financial aid I felt relieved and happy, I am the mother of a girl and she and I were suffering from not being able to pay for the surgery, we both felt that we could breathe again.
I want to thank Dr. Sharma for having that vocation to help people, always smiling and giving us the confidence of feeling that there are still doctors with a kind heart.
At Memorial Hospital they took great care of me. They never asked me if I had health insurance or about my legal status, they knew everything about my case and treated me like any patient with health insurance, they even called me later to see how I was recovering.
To CSF my respects. They help too much, my commitment now is that whenever I can, I will give a small donation. There are too many people who do not have health insurance and in CSF Surgery they help us, so if we can help, we have to help.
The two times that I have gone to the consultation after my surgery, everything has been very well, now I can do things that I could not do before. I sleep comfortably and pain free at night. My emotional state has improved, my daughter says that I smiled again. I am a normal person again.
The disease affected me a lot at work, sometimes I had to go home because of how bad the pain and bleeding was, and I could practically not work a full eight-hour shift because I could not walk much.
I want to thank CSF Medial Non-Profit Foundation, for all the effort they do. For getting sponsors and donations. We hope they always continue like this.
I ask people who read this testimonial to donate to CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation because they really help a lot. With a bit of help that we all put in, there will be a lot of people who can be helped.