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GLOBE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A girl from Globe with simply two weeks left to stay is headed south of the border for a life-saving liver transplant.
Arizona’s Household first instructed you about Lilly Machado final week. She was just lately recognized with non-alcohol cirrhosis of the liver. Her group rallied round her to attempt to assist pay for her $500,000 liver transplant, however got here up quick. Lilly has been within the hospital since Sunday with a failing liver and does not have a lot time, so her group gave her a heartwarming ship off as she left for Mexico.
“We love Lilly and we’re right here to help her,” mentioned Andrea Harrison, a lady holding up an indication for Machado. Harrison was amongst dozens of others who had been lined up with indicators at a close-by street, which exits the hospital Machado was staying at.
Machado is a tough working waitress at an area restaurant, recognized for the acts of service she does not receives a commission for. Regardless of the all out effort from the Globe-Miami communities, there wasn’t sufficient funds to pay for the transplant within the states. “I’ve children. I am unable to deal with them, I am unable to deal with myself,” mentioned Machado throughout an Arizona’s Household interview final week.
“All these individuals working onerous for me, it offers me energy to maintain going.”
Medical doctors at Cobre Valley Medical Middle instructed her she solely had two weeks to stay, so now, she’s leaving residence and holding onto hope as a final resort. Utilizing $140,000 value of donations, Machado is touring to Mexico for a liver transplant with one among her kinfolk because the donor. She’s weak, however mustered up the energy to inform Arizona’s Household what this present of help meant to her. “Thanks to all of my individuals within the city, with out them, this miracle wouldn’t be potential,” mentioned Machado.
As a police escort leads Machado and her household out of city, she sees the folks that has at all times been there for her, together with her neighbors and prospects. They’re hoping this isn’t a last goodbye, however a so long. “We simply hope you get higher Lilly, for your loved ones and your group and we love you,” a supporter mentioned.
Arizona’s Household will maintain you up to date on Machado’s situation after the surgical procedure.
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