Benefit for Nicolas Hilburn March 25

A benefit for 21-year-old Nicolas Hilburn, who is suffering from liver failure, will be held at Larry’s BBQ on Saturday, March 25.

There will be a benefit for Nicolas Marquez Hilburn at Larry’s BBQ on March 25th from 11 am to 6 pm. If anyone would like to donate an item or service it would be greatly appreciated.
Nicolas Marquez Hilburn was born on April 20, 1996. He is the son of Michelle Hewtty Salinas and the grandson of Ramon and the late Loretta Gonzales Hewtty. He is a 2015 graduate of Medina Valley High School and was a full time student at North West Vista College with a goal to transfer to UTSA and complete his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He was also a full time employee at McDonald’s in Castroville; however, his life came to a halt on July 6, 2016 when he was taken to the hospital with several stomach pain and internal bleeding. He was then admitted due to low blood count and was given a blood transfusion. He went on to have a liver biopsy, upper GI endoscopy and esophageal varies. As the doctors performed an MRI to locate his internal bleeding they discovered Nicolas had severe damage to his liver.
On September 9, 2016 Nicolas went to see a Liver Specialist and was given the horrible news that he has stage 4 cirrhosis/liver failure caused by Autoimmune Hepatitis. Unfortunately at the time of his diagnosis he did not have medical insurance and he has been to the hospital on several occasions to have procedures done. Due to the intense fatigue and illness caused by the disease, Nicolas can no longer work or attend school. This benefit was created to help assist with his on-going medical treatment and expenses.
Any support will be greatly appreciated by not only Nicolas but also his family. There will be a public advertisement of appreciate listing all donors. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Misty Guerrero at 210-284-5947 or MistyLGuerrero, Adelfa Hewtty at 210-355-8086 or Nakita Guerrero at 210-430-2924.