My name is Eduardo Mendoza, 34 years old, Ecuadorian citizen, resident in the city of Quito, Ecuador.
My story began in December 2014, while I was completing my medical degree, I received the diagnosis of a very aggressive variety of skin cancer. This was, given the studies and views of a group of oncologists from the SOLCA oncology hospital (cancer fighting society) in addition to other public hospitals. They did not give me much hope to fight this very hard battle, in fact it was the toughest, most difficult and painful experience, in addition to being the most expensive battle of my life. Faced with such a horrible situation in just one month, my clinical situation became complicated in such a way that I could not fend for myself. I lost total control of my body, when I had already felt that my life would reach its end. With no hope of anything, in a medical system that simply stopped believing that I had any possibilities of living, I remember (at that time) that one of my doctors in the emergency room said directly to my family that It was best to take me home so I could die there since “there was nothing they could do for me”. This medical suggestion made my mother shudder, shattered by the pain of seeing me in such a state, it really was a very critical deplorable state in which I practically lost my life for a few moments, while my body lay on that couch and my family simply waited for my death.
My body looked full of pain. Waiting for my outcome, the only thing I remembered, at some point, was in the space I could see myself trying to calm them down to tell them that everything would be fine, but nobody could see or hear me. At that moment I assumed that my time to leave the world had arrived. I cannot explain how or why, but at that moment I perceived an energy that simply prompted me to return to my body, open my eyes and the first thing I did at that moment was to use the little force that I had left to hold my Mother’s hand and say “Mommy don’t cry anymore, don’t worry I’m fine and I don’t want to leave, because I’m sure I won’t die”.
Upon hearing this the doctors decided to do everything in their power to stabilize me. I effectively managed to get out of such a horrendous crisis, and 2 months later, I could walk.
I was in my process of fighting this terrible Cancer, receiving 33 chemotherapies, which in fact left me destroyed, having every cell of my body with a sensitivity that any simple brush on my skin translated into the most immense pain. But this did not stop me. Day by day I gained more faith, prayed for my fellow sufferers that they were going through a similar situation trying to encourage them to fight not to lose the Faith not to give up, to say “Yes I can”. But painfully, I saw many leave. during their attempt.
I have always been an exemplary father, son, brother and friend, and having had to leave my medical career, but still not give up on achieving my purpose of reaching my goals and making my vocation a lifesaving experience.
I want to tell the world that my story does not stop there. This is my second chance to be able to do something that during my healing process I understood that there is too much missing in our world. Medicine has ceased to be that noble vocation in which one was prepared to save lives no matter what situation, race, sex or social position, but now graduates must first think how much they can earn economically, losing humanity, not being concerned by the suffering of their patients, not knowing how to guide them or encouraging them to live, and it is really sad.
With your support to help me setup a project of faith, even while I continue with constant monthly medical check-ups, , I want to achieve my medical degree and build a healing center, where I can help all the people, not only in my country, who are going through a desperate health situation of this nature, and that they are in limbo of thinking: “I don’t know what to do, how I will be able to continue living?”, ”who can do something for me?”.
I need $25 000 000 USD to build a basic and effective healing center. You are welcome to become part of this huge project. I know that everything is possible after what I had to live through. Everything is about never giving up, and never losing faith. Please, if it is in your hands to help me achieve these goals, give me the opportunity to help these people in the world. HELP ME to set up my healing center, so that everything I do is for the good of humanity and our Heavenly Father will make it a miracle come true.