Saturday, July 18, 2009
I thought I would include a photo of our trusty buddy Robino tonight :) Beto and my mom returned from Qeuretaro this afternoon. Beto had the bone marrow biopsy and is resting well. The doctor said that if he found cancer in the bone marrow, he would call and if no cancer was found in the marrow, they would not hear from him tonight. So far, no call from the doctor!!!!!! This is wonderful! They will See him again Wednesday to go over the tests from Mexico City and determine the exact day for treatment, hopefully the same day. This is all I have for now, but wanted to share with everyone the good news from today! Thank you all for your continued support and kind emails. I know I keep saying this, but Beto and my mother have incredible friends.
Much love to you all,
Friday, July 17, 2009
I want to thank everyone for making this chemo next week possible. Without all of you it would not be. You are truly an amazing group of people and the reason this treatment is happening. Thank you does not even begin to cover it. I wish there was something I could do for each and every one of you. That is all I have for now, but will post after the appointment tomorrow.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I wanted to thank you for the emails today. I have forwarded them on to Beto so he can feel encouraged. I spoke with him on his way back from Mexico City and he sounded good! He is very moved by all of your support. They will have the test results in 48 hours, thus causing the doctor to re-schedule his appointment to Wednesday. Please pray that the tests show that the cancer has not spread and is isolated. Thank you all for a wonderful day!
Beto and my mom are currently at the doctor getting the tests done, which will reveal where the cancer has spread in the body. I will let you all know as soon as I hear anything.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone, as I have received such an amazing response. Beto has wonderful friends and I know he loves you all dearly, as I hear about many of you often! I thought that it was important that you all knew what we are trying to raise for the chemotherapy. The hematologist gave us the number $100,000 for getting through the treatment plan. I am absolutely thrilled to say that we have raised $11,200 thus far! One donation was $10,000 which is incredible!! Thank you so very much to this dear friend. I know that most of us are feeling some sort of cruch financially during these times, so it really means a lot. The prayers are just as important so thank you for all of the lovely emails expressing your thoughts.
Thank you all,
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We currently have a private account set up for Beto if you would like to mail in a check. Please make checks payable to The 'Beto" Martinez Medical Fund PO BOX 1 Corona, NM 88318.
Who is Natalie Smith... I wanted to clear up who I was, as many of you have asked. I am Anita Middleton's daughter. Beto is my step-father and good friend. I thank you all for your speedy responses and prayers for Beto thus far. They are on their way to Mexico City for the test that will let us know exactly where the cancer has spread in the body. I will post an update as soon as I have one. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Today I started the 'Beto' Martinez Medical Fund. The Fund was created to give financial support to 'Beto' in his fight against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Beto is my step-father and married to my mother, Anita Middleton. I am overwhelmingly moved by the support, thoughts and prayers that have already come in. I am so thankful for those who helped me get the fund off the ground. Thank you to Janet Kafka, Donna Brenner Bando, and Z for making all this possible. I hope you all check back with us often to see how your donations are helping Beto live and fight this battle. I will be updating weekly (if not more often) to let you all know exactly what your donations are helping with that month.
Alberto Martinez is 46 years young. He is a strong mountain biking professional and loves the mountains, hiking and sharing his knowledge of the culture and history of the area on the famous tours he gives his clients. He loves the land and respects the planet and all its inhabitants large and small.
Beto is a wonderful son who provides for his Mother and Father. He is an uncle that teaches his nieces and nephews as if they were his own about biking, the environment, working hard, and the importance of giving back and generosity.
He loves all people and helps the poor and underprivileged, always offering a helping hand when needed and donating his time and knowledge to children and archaeological groups. A true humanitarian, Beto needs our help now. Please give to the ‘Beto’ Martinez Medical Fund and help save a wonderful life.