Help our family in Venezuela

by Jonathan Smitter in London, England, United Kingdom

Help our family in Venezuela


£2,500 target 2 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th January 2021 at 12:45am

I’m helping my partner raise funding to help her family who reside in Venezuela and have been diagosed with COVID-19

by Jonathan Smitter in London, England, United Kingdom

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25-12-2020 : We have received good news from part of Maura Paredes (Maria Izabel's grandmother) condition. She has been sent to class C which is where the least critical patients are attended. She is also able to breath a few minutes without external oxygen. This all thanks to the injections (paid with your donations) that she has been treated with.

Now Ana Luisa(Maria Izabel's mother) is still in bad conditions, she is having to depend on external oxygen and might need to be incubated. This news has affected us in so many ways but we have to stay strong. We are hoping her condition does not reach that point.

Again, thank you to everyone that has helped. We are eternally grateful and still can't believe the support we have received.


My name is Jonathan Smitter, I’m helping my partner Maria Izabel Paredes Florido raise funding to help her family who reside in Venezuela and have been diagosed with COVID-19. 

Please support if you can by donating and/or sharing with your contacts.

This is her message:


Queridos amigos: mi madre, Ana Florido y mi abuela, Maura Paredes, necesitan de nuestra ayuda.

Desde hace 2 semanas, ambas han presentados síntomas de enfermedad que fueron agravandose hasta ahora cuando se les diagnóstico de neumonía por COVID-19. 


A pesar de que se les ha cumplido tratamiento intensivo en los últimos días la respuesta no ha sido la adecuada y en tal caso empeorado. El día de hoy se encuentran muy débiles de salud y sin poder respirar correctamente por lo que se les requiere ser hospitalizadas y atendidas con el mayor cuidado. 

Dicha hospitalización representa un importante gasto económico ya que la realidad de el sistema de salud que se vive en Venezuela es complicado y la demanda de la enfermedad es mas de la que esperabamos. Es por eso que hoy solicitamos tu ayuda, grande o pequeña, para que Ana Florido y Maura Paredes se recuperen pronto.

Cualquier colaboración será bien recibida. ¡Muchísimas Gracias!


Dear friends, my mother, Ana Florido and grandmother, Maura Paredes, need our help.

Over the past 2 weeks, both developed health symptoms which worsened daily and they have both now been diagnosed with neumonia due to COVID-19.

Although they have been receiving  intensive treatment during the past days, their response hasn't been positive and their condition has worsened. At this moment, both my mother and grandmother who were struggling to breath have been hospitalised.

This decision represents an important economic expense due to the fact that the health system in Venezuela is unreachable for the majority of the population.

It is this reason why we ask for your help, whether big or small, so Ana Florido and Maura Paredes can recover soon.

Any donation is welcomed.

Thank you very much!

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