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Funds Will Be Raised to Save a 5-Year-Old's Life

Saturday, July 16th, might be the day that will save the life of a 5-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. A poker run fundraiser, organized by the local community, will take place at Marlin Bill’s Restaurant, ending with a raffle of a flat-screen TV and a silent auction in an attempt to raise the necessary funds for his treatment.

Born to a North American father and a Costa Rican mother, Jacob Cameron has been diagnosed with a tumor in his brain stem and needs to get treatment at the Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in the U.S. Jacob’s tumor was discovered when he had a stroke recently on his left side. The doctor who evaluated Jacob revealed to the family that he has approximately one year left to live if it remains untreated.

According to a study released by the National Brain Tumor Foundation, The Financial Impact of a Brain Tumor Diagnosis on Patients and Families, the financial impact for patients suffering from brain tumors is devastating and life-changing. Costs to cover radiation treatment, brain surgery, hospital bills and chemotherapy pills can reach $100.000.

Jacob Cameron doesn’t have health insurance, so many members of the community are now trying to raise money so he can get the needed medical attention.

Currently, Jacob is already in the States with his family, receiving radiation therapy five days a week to shrink the tumor. His father, David Cameron, who has lived in Nosara for more than 10 years, is a local electrician. And his mother, Angelina Noguera, of Nosara, is a teacher at Del Mar Kids Academy.

According to the Facebook page created for the event, “contributions from any local business or homeowner for the raffle and/or the silent auction would be greatly appreciated. Donations can also be sent directly to David Cameron at 3751 W. 136 Ave unit O-1; Broomfield, CO 80023.


For those who will participate in the Poker Run, here are the rules: go to each bar on the entry form and pick a card. You must be back at Marlin Bill’s by 3:30 p.m. Top three hands win a prize.

You may pick up your entry at any of these locations starting next week: Marlin Bill’s, Casa Tucan, Guilded Iguana, L'Acqua Viva, La Luna or Rancho Tico. The Frog Pad Store will also be selling raffle tickets and entry forms. For more information, please contact Marlin Bill’s at 2682 0458.


More Community News

Japanese Tradition Arrives in the form of Silk Artistry

Nosara – Locals and tourists were introduced to the traditional art form of Japanese silk painting known as Rozome at a reception July 25 at the Mandala boutique.

Jacob Story Continues: Five year old scheduled for surgery after second MRI

A second MRI revealed Jacob Cameron’s brain tumor growth has increased in size by 20 per cent over the past four weeks. A biopsy was scheduled for Friday July 29th at noon. Results from the brain surgery will be available within a week.

The Legends of Nosara

Legends about the origin of the name Nosara are varied. In some of them, the Chorotega princess Sara is a heroine, and in others she is a traitor. Which legend is true, we don't know, but what we do know is that there are two characters common to all the stories: the princess Sara and the chief Nicoa.

A Community Success: $10,000 Raised to Save a Life

On July 16th, residents and visitors to Nosara raised almost $10,000 to assist the family of 5-year-old, Jacob Cameron, who was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain stem.

CREAR Volunteers Create Mural in Samara

Shiny bits of tile in blues, yellows and green now dazzle the wall between the police station and the beach in Samara. The sea-theme mural was created by CREAR and school students from Samara and El Torito.

Samara and El Torito
students learn about energy

CREAR, a nonprofit program that hosts after-school educational programs for Samara and El Torito school students, is adding a new aspect to their activities: monthly in-school assemblies. In June they completed their first round of assemblies, teaching students about non-renewable and renewable energy sources.

Emergency Committee in Need of
Warehouse for Storing Supplies

NOSARA – The Nosara Emergency Committee has taken its first big steps by submitting a report to the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE), in regards to the risks that Nosara could face as a result of a natural disaster. With this, the local committee is preparing to serve the community based on information provided by the area's residents themselves.


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