Nuevamente el caso de Aitana traspasa fronteras. Aunque seguramente en muchos sitios fuera de España, no daran crédito a esta noticia. Seguramente, en muchas partes de Europa, donde se practica el "Turismo Sanitario" con destino España, no creeran que en este país la Sanidad Pública no se haga cargo de casos como el de Aitana y que su familia tenga recurrir a la solidaridad de la ciudadanía para salvar su vida.
Pero afortunadamente este país esta demostrando que su ciudadanía esta muy por encima de los responsables políticos de la Sanidad Pública, sean del partido que sean. Gracias a todos vosotros muy pronto se le practicará a Aitana su segunda operación.
Published on January 13, 2012 by Zoe · No Comments
THE remarkable public campaign to save the life of 10-year-old Aitana Garcia Doiz has now raised almost $125,000.
And nearly €50,000 of that money has come from the collection of hundreds of thousands of plastic tops from bottles and containers.
The whole of Spain has united in trying to fund the double heart and lung transplant Aitana desperately needs. With the British expat community now heavily involved as well, the €200,000 target is well in sight.
The collection of colourful plastic tops, which are recycled by the Acteco plastics firm at Ibi, has almost reached cult status in some areas.
Acteco has paid out a whopping €45,684 so far – which means that 150 tonnes of tops have already been collected and cashed in around the country.
Initially, a massive 700 tons of plastic tops were needed to send Aitana on her way to the United States for her life-saving surgery – and hopefully a happy and healthy future.
But that is no longer necessary because most of the funds raised so far – €76,950 – have come from donations, events and lottery funding .
Aitana, from Aragon, was born with congenital heart defect (CHD), which is causing obstructions to the blood flow in her heart and the vessels around it. She also suffers from a defect in the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart, and a cleft palate.
Now Dr. Pedro del Nilo from Boston Children´s Hospital – one of the world’s most prestigious children´s cardiologists – has opened a window of hope for Aitana and her family, whose trip to the US will be funded by the Halcon Viajes travel company.