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Mateo's

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Mateo's Story

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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PayPal: teammateo23@gmail.com

So many of you have asked the Cota family how you can help. Asking for help is uncomfortable but with Mateo's next step of his journey, it is time to be honest and share. 


Mateo's mom, Erika, has been on unpaid leave since September and at this time it is unclear what will happen with her employment. Erika and Mateo have relocated to southern California for Mateo's treatment. Mateo will be inpatient for at least 6-8 weeks, or possibly longer, depending on side effects. 


Due to the distance that the Cota family lives from the hospital, they are required to live nearby until at least the end of May. Mateo's dad, Big Ed, plans to be with Erika and Mateo for the first 6 to 8 weeks and is currently applying for Family Paid Leave... which will only be 60% of his normal wages. Unfortunately, for now he is on unpaid leave.... leaving the Cota family with no current income. 


The Cotas are asking for help so they can be with Mateo during this tough time, and not have to worry about a financial crisis. 


Donations that the Cota family would appreciate:

  • Money - Donations through the Bumblee Foundation (click the donate button above) go directly to Mateo. All donations are tax deductible. Please specify the donation is for Mateo Cota. Thank you Bumblebee! 
  • Gift Cards - Visa or Mastercard, Trader Joe's, Lassen's, Whole Foods, Amazon, Vons, Chevron, Blaze Pizza, Panera, Olive Garden
  • PS4 (Playstation) Gift Cards or itunes... to keep Mateo entertained!


Donations can be mailed to:

                PO BOX 1472

                Arroyo Grande, CA 93421


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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES... AGAIN

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, where immature white blood cells are over-produced and multiply in the bone marrow, inhibiting production of normal cells. It is most commonly diagnosed in children, ages 2-5.



I've been sitting here all night. I keep thinking about that day nearly 4 years ago. It's something that you never forget. The day we were told he had cancer. I have to be completely honest with you, it wasn't any easier the second time around. The Beast has relapsed.  And... we start all over again tomorrow. He's gotten us through before, He will not fail us now. God

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Mateo “The Beast” Cota is the youngest of our three boys.  11 days prior to his second birthday, and after what seemed like dozens of visits to the doctor/E.R., our beast was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.