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JERO’S History

The LET’S GO JERO FOUNDATION was created as a consequence of a series of events that compromise and reveal Jerónimo Lozano’s life story. Jerónimo was a 13-year-old kid who died after fighting with bravery and integrity against leukemia.

At nine, Jerónimo Lozano was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Since then , he devoted every day of his life to a valiant and determined fight against cancer. That permanent battle became a beautiful life story that lasted for around four years of heroic and strongly emotional moments.

After receiving all medical treatments that healthcare professionals in Colombia deemed adequate, which included chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Jerónimo was in the face of death. All of the available medical procedures in Colombia had been exhausted. That was when the healthcare system and its agents cornered him, led him to a dead end with death as the only way out, under the absurd premise that science and  medical technology don’t transcend a country’s frontiers, a notion that can be reduced to a ludicrous analogy to Berlin’s iconic wall during the Cold War.

Facing such desperation, we found a new life chance for Jerónimo, one final attempt at survival: a plethora of experimental treatments in the United States. Two of them, in fact, suited him perfectly; meanwhile, with indomitable spirit, he kept on fighting to stay alive for as a long as possible.

The obstacles to access those treatments became unsurmountable. His medical insurance in Colombia did not want to take responsibility, and the doctors abandoned him. Once again, we left no stone unturned in our fight to save Jero, but we were also fighting the ignorance regarding both medical advances and a human being’s RIGHT TO TRY EVERYTHING.

Even though the combined efforts of his parents, family, friends and society weren’t enough to give him an opportunity to keep fighting or save his life, which ended when he was just 13, our fight WAS NOT in vain. His legacy remains among us. His lessons, values, experience an behavior are now at the core of our obligation towards society. Hence, our present and our future endeavors are focused on helping those who have been declared terminally ill so they can claim their RIGHT TO TRY EVERYTHING to preserve their lives, notwithstanding their race, religion, gender or age.

jeroJERO’S History

The LET’S GO JERO FOUNDATION was created as a consequence of a series of events that compromise and reveal Jerónimo Lozano’s life story. Jerónimo was a 13-year-old kid who died after fighting with bravery and integrity against leukemia.

At nine, Jerónimo Lozano was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Since then , he devoted every day of his life to a valiant and determined fight against cancer. That permanent battle became a beautiful life story that lasted for around four years of heroic and strongly emotional moments.

After receiving all medical treatments that healthcare professionals in Colombia deemed adequate, which included chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Jerónimo was in the face of death. All of the available medical procedures in Colombia had been exhausted. That was when the healthcare system and its agents cornered him, led him to a dead end with death as the only way out, under the absurd premise that science and  medical technology don’t transcend a country’s frontiers, a notion that can be reduced to a ludicrous analogy to Berlin’s iconic wall during the Cold War.

Facing such desperation, we found a new life chance for Jerónimo, one final attempt at survival: a plethora of experimental treatments in the United States. Two of them, in fact, suited him perfectly; meanwhile, with indomitable spirit, he kept on fighting to stay alive for as a long as possible.

The obstacles to access those treatments became unsurmountable. His medical insurance in Colombia did not want to take responsibility, and the doctors abandoned him. Once again, we left no stone unturned in our fight to save Jero, but we were also fighting the ignorance regarding both medical advances and a human being’s RIGHT TO TRY EVERYTHING.

Even though the combined efforts of his parents, family, friends and society weren’t enough to give him an opportunity to keep fighting or save his life, which ended when he was just 13, our fight WAS NOT in vain. His legacy remains among us. His lessons, values, experience an behavior are now at the core of our obligation towards society. Hence, our present and our future endeavors are focused on helping those who have been declared terminally ill so they can claim their RIGHT TO TRY EVERYTHING to preserve their lives, notwithstanding their race, religion, gender or age.