04/13/2021 2:49 PM
Updated 04/13/2021 2:49 PM
#TodosConEmmita was the hashtag that toured all social networks in recent days.
The viral campaign promoted by the influencer
was related to donating money to help an eleven-month-old baby who has spinal muscular atrophy and needs a remedy valued at just over
two million dollars
And after only ten days, the young man announced that he had met his goal of raising the money he needed to buy the remedy.
Through a series of stories published this Tuesday on his Instagram account, Maratea announced, visibly moved: "We achieved the goal. We got the money in full and
bought the drug
As he explained, the amount that was missing to acquire the drug of US $ 2,125,000
was contributed by a person who he did not identify
, but who contacted him by phone to contribute the funds.
He also said that the Chaco girl "is doing the blood test" and that, in the next few days,
the medicine will arrive in the country
Santiago Maratea announced that they got the money for Emmita.
The campaign had started when
Maratea got in touch with Natalí, the baby's mother
, to find out more about the case and assess whether she could collaborate in any way with her and her family.
After several days of analysis, Maratea took up the challenge, put the #TodosConEmmita campaign on his shoulder and began to encourage his followers to donate
to help the cause.
The viral campaign #TodosPorEmmita was accompanied by figures such as Eugenia "la China" Suárez, Susana Giménez and Wanda Nara.
The initiative also went through thousands of profiles of other celebrities, actors, media and creators of digital content.
Emma Gamarra has
type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
, a disease she inherited from her parents, since Natalí and Enzo have the gene.
This affects the development of the baby, especially affecting the motor part.
Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease that attacks nerve cells called
, which are found in the spinal cord.
Emmita's parents, Natali and Enzo, along with the baby the country is talking about.
These neurons communicate with voluntary muscles, which are those that humans can control, such as those in the arms or legs.
As these neurons are lost,
the muscles weaken
This can affect the ability to walk, crawl, breathe, swallow, and control the head and neck.
There is a family tendency for SMA.
Parents usually have no symptoms, but they
carry the gene.
Other solidarity campaigns
Maratea has already carried out other successful solidarity campaigns, such as one it carried out in February to help the Wichí community.
With donations of 10 pesos,
he raised more than three million pesos
, in addition to collecting items such as clothing, water, medicine and food.
Then, in March, and on the occasion of Women's Day, it carried out a campaign so that
Mothers Victims of Trafficking
, the association chaired by Margarita Meira, can buy the home in which it works and that it was renting for years.
A complete success: it managed to raise eight million pesos.
Undoubtedly, unity is strength.
"Emmita wants to fight her": the story behind the viral campaign to raise two million dollars
Emmita, the baby who fights against spinal muscular atrophy and needs the most expensive medicine in the world to live