Violinist Gregory Maytan Seeks Donations for Sick 11-year-old Son
Unable to work while taking care of his son, Maytan has set up a gofundme page for his son Nabil’s costly medical treatment
Based in Leipzig, Germany, violinist Gregory Maytan regularly performed concerts internationally. He has been nominated for a Grammis Award (Swedish Grammy) and completed a Fulbright Specialist Grant at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying with Miriam Fried, Alexander Kerr, and Paul Biss.
For the last 18 months, his 11-year-old son Nabil has been suffering from severe post-vaccine syndrome, and requires constant care, leaving Maytan unable to work. Maytan is now raising funds via gofundme and GiveSendGo pages for Nabil’s rising medical costs.
Instead of playing with his friends and pursuing his interests, Nabil has not been able to attend school since November 2021. He has since been confined to a wheelchair, unable to move his legs or stand up unaided, unable to speak, and endured headaches and physical pain, Maytan explained.
“He is extremely underweight. He needs help with everything from getting dressed to using the restroom,” Maytan continued. “Diagnosis has been an extremely long and complex process, and Nabil's condition has now been diagnosed as a post-vaccine syndrome. Like so many of you in those difficult times of the pandemic, we were very supportive of the vaccine program and readily took our shots.
“We do not doubt that this vaccine will have saved many thousands of lives, and we have never been anti-vaxers,” he said. “It was not long after the shots that the neurological symptoms started for our young son.
“Our ability to work is severely limited because of Nabil’s needs which further complicates our financial situation,” he added. “It’s made even worse by the fact that insurance won't cover hardly any of the needed treatments. A complete IVIg treatment costs around $50,000, a treatment center we are considering costs $60,000, rehab equipment that he needs costs $20,000. Several other treatments should be systematically tried as well.”
“We ask you humbly to consider supporting us to help Nabil get the medications, treatments and therapies that he needs to give him a chance to eventually once again lead a normal life,” Maytan wrote. “It is impossible to know how long it will take for him to recover and which treatment/hospital/therapy will ultimately be successful. All I know is that we have to continue to try, and trying is the reason for this fundraiser. We can’t and won’t give up on Nabil.”
“It breaks my heart to have to continue fundraising for the needs of my son,” Maytan wrote on Facebook. “He has been sick for over 18 months and it is hard to say when it will be over. I would be so grateful if you would consider helping him and sharing this link.”