Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Providing health care to the needy in Bangladesh through setting up hospitals, clinics, and providing emergency medical transportation. Hope Foundation aims to serve anyone in need, especially destitute women and children.
Jul 13, 2015

The Impact of your Donation is Incredible

Mohammad, Burn Patient at HOPE Hospital
Mohammad, Burn Patient at HOPE Hospital

Dear HOPE Supporter,

I wanted to take this time to share an incredible story with you about to demonstrate just how much your contributions impact the lives of those HOPE provides care for:

Mohammad is a son of a day laborer who has a very low income. When Mohammad was only two months old, a lamp fell on him while he was asleep and burnt his neck, developing a debilitating contracture. 

Mohammad was only taken to a nearby medical store after the injury. His parents were not financially sound enough to take him to a medical facility for treatment. Mohammad could not straighten his neck or carry anything due to the contracture. Boys his age tended to ignore him, and he was socially isolated from his peers. Mohammad is just 15 years old now.

The surgery was done at HOPE's third camp Mohammad is excited to start his life fresh, feeling more confident than he ever has before.

From Mohammad's family to the HOPE family, we thank you for your unwavering support to provide life-changing care for burn victims.

 

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Jun 4, 2015

Mothers' Club Refer Young Cleft Patients

Asma, 3 Months
Asma, 3 Months

Dear HOPE Suporter,

Thank you very much for your generous donation to HOPE's Mothers' Clubs. As you know, these Mothers are integral components to HOPE's grassroots approach to the remote communities. It is only natural that when HOPE was preparing for a cleft lip/palate repair camp, our Mothers' Clubs would be invovled to help refer patients in need of surgery. HOPE's Mothers' Clubs never disappoint, and referred a vast number of patients to Dr. Biljoy Das, the local surgeon who visits quarterly to provide repair surgeries, through HOPE's partner Smile Train. Take a look at one of the patients that recevied this vital surgery and the child's story. This would not be possible without such a wonderful community approach to improving healthcare for all, and we have HOPE's Mothers' Clubs to thank.

Asma:

Asma is the first child of her parents. She is only three months old. Asma could not eat comfortably, caught cold and suffered from pneumonia requently. Her mom received antenatal care services but did not take folic acid nor did any health professionals suggest her to take the vital supplement during her pregnancy. The belief in the community is that the cleft in Asma developed because Asma’s mom chopped food during a lunar eclipse. This idea haunts the parents and keeps them in a state of discomfort. The parents did not find it easy to attend any social occasion with Asma because others would mock the child. Asma has now received surgery and recovering well. Her parents are optimistic that she will lead a healthy, positive life. 

 Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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Jun 4, 2015

Nutritious Food for Cleft Patients!

Asma, 3 Months Old
Asma, 3 Months Old

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you very much for your continued support of HOPE Hospital's patients by providing them vital food and nutrients so that they can recover fully. This last month, your donations went for a specific cause: providing nutritious food to cleft lip/palate patients. Through HOPE's partner Smile Train, the incredible surgeon Dr. Biljoy Das visits HOPE quarterly and provides as many cleft repair surgeries as possible in only a few short days. Dr. Das's visit this tme around was filled with very young patients, most under the age of 5. Well being younger is incredibly different for cleft patients who cannot swallow correctly or breastfeed, the good news is that we are reaching children in need faster than before. These young patients are being repaired before social stigmas impact their self-esteem or school attendance. For these young patients, many who suffer repeat bouts of pneumonia and sickness as a result of not eating properly, your donations to supporting them with the food they need to heal is ever more important. Thank you for your charitable giving, without you. these children would not be on their road to recovery and a brighter future as they are. 

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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