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Almost there…

Hello everyone,

I am so excited! My mommy told me that we will be going to the United States to have my surgery soon. YEAY! I have asked my mommy to pack my diapers, my clothes, and most importantly my favorite toy. You know, i can’t sleep without my favorite toy. I am scared of the dark and my toy helps me sleep at night.

I currently do not have enough for all my surgeries, but I should have enough for my first. Thank you all for your support and generosity. We are half way there!!

We are now using your donations from the Give Forward account to help pay for my first surgery. We will be consolidating our efforts and collecting all donations through our IKF’s Wonderfund™ account. I will still need about $85,000 for my last two surgeries, so please remember me and keep me in your prayers. Please continue to spread the word. I will make sure to let you know all about my first surgery and my first airplane ride.

There will be many first experiences for me, but the one that i am still looking forward to, is my first birthday cake. I can only thank you for helping me reach that goal.

Sleep with the angels.

With love and kisses,

Baby Maria

To make a donation via wire transfer please use the information listed below:

Jackson Memorial Foundation/IKF’s Wonderfund c/o Bank of America

701 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
ABA: #026009593 Account: #005498997814
Child’s name: Maria Jose Chaves

If you prefer to make a donation to a bank account in Columbia, please use the information listed below:

Bancolombia
Account number: 039-869909-75

The name on the account: Maria Jose Valderrama Chaves.

With Love…

Baby Maria Love
Hello everyone!

Have you missed me?  I have missed you!

My mommy and I have been very busy.  So many people and organizations have contacted my mommy.  I feel so loved and I am very excited.

If I can jump up and down I would, but at the moment, I can only show my excitement by throwing my toys on the floor and watching my mommy pick it up over and over again (hee hee). – giggle.

I have an important update.  An excellent doctor by the name of Dr.Rafael Gosalbez has agreed to perform my surgery.  It is a blessing that we are able to find each other.  I can’t wait to meet him!!

There are many organizations that are helping me in different ways.  One of the organization, IKF’s Wonderfund™, is coordinating with Dr.Rafael to help me get the surgeries I need.  They are also helping my mommy gathering more donations for me.

I am also going to have my surgeries at Holtz Children’s Hospital.  While we have contacted many hospitals for help, my mommy and I are amazed by the high level of service, empathy, and kindness shown by this excellent hospital. I am very lucky because this hospital is ranked amongst the top in the world, and I know that I will be in very good hands.

We will be creating a “Gratitude” page on our site to show our thanks for all the organizations that will be helping me.  If I could put every name on the site I would, but I am afraid I would miss someone by accident, and I don’t want anyone to feel left out.

Please know that we are so grateful for all the help that I am receiving from everyone.

My mommy says that there are times when a person would be at a loss for words.  This is because they are so touched by a gesture, or kind words.

I am very hopeful that I will be growing up in a very loving place. I have seen my mommy be at a loss for words by the amount of kindness and support shown toward us.  Thank you…

With love and kisses,

Baby Maria Jose

To make a donation via wire transfer please use the information listed below:

Jackson Memorial Foundation/IKF’s Wonderfund c/o Bank of America

701 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
ABA: #026009593 Account: #005498997814
Child’s name: Maria Jose Chaves