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Aug 1, 2017

Thank you for helping save Peter's life.

Baby Peter on arrival to our hospital
Baby Peter on arrival to our hospital

Dear Whisper family,

Here I am again to say BIG thank you for all your important and continuous financial donations towards the malnourished and sick children in Uganda. 

Since our last report some three months ago, Whisper attended to more than three thousand children. 

One of the child that Whisper received in May this year, weighing less than 2 kilos, was the 8 months old baby called Peter.

Peter was admitted for severe wasting, dehydration and anaemia. 

It was hard to believe that Peter only needed so little to improve. Peter received three blood transfusions, three weeks of nutritional milk treatment, and a bit of love and care from our employees.

When baby Peter was discharged from the hospital, Peter was given very many nice clothes which was donated to Whisper by people like you.

He is one of the many children that Whisper receives every months and one of the many children who was lucky to reach our hospital. 

Your little donations go far. Every penny counts, and every penny goes to help save someone's life.

Thank you again for the generous and kind heart that the today's world needs the most.

Continue supporting our great cause, and thank you once again!

Veronika

Baby Peter admitted at our emergency ward
Baby Peter admitted at our emergency ward
Baby Peter after two weeks of treatment
Baby Peter after two weeks of treatment
Peter after 2 months
Peter after 2 months
May 9, 2017

John's plastic surgery was successful :)

6 months old baby John before the surgery
6 months old baby John before the surgery

WE ARE SOOOO HAPPY!!!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE PLASTIC SURGERY OF BABY JOHN! YOU HAVE COMPLETELY HELPED CHANGE HIS FUTURE! 

  • On Wednesday 19 April the fundraising project has been completed and full amount of money for his surgery raised.
  • We have made immedicate phone calls to the plastic surgeon Dr Kalanzi from the Surgeon's Plaza in Kampala and booked the surgery for the same week on Sunday the 23rd of April 2017.
  • Our Whisper's Chief Medical Officer Dr Muyomba decided to take John and his mother to the Suergeon's Plaza on Saturday 22nd of April for admission. They were brought by our Whisper car, fueling 100,000 UGX ($27), we provided food for them in the supermarket worth of 17,000 UGX ($5) and we left her with 25,000 UGX ($7) for other needs.
  • The surgery was successful and everything went well and John was discharged on Tuesday 25th of April, where Dr Muyomba again took the initiative and went to pick them up to bring them to our hospital ($27 for fuel).
  • John and his mother are now admitted at our hospital for further treatment and re-dressing of the wounds (all expenses are catered for by our charity)
  • John was taken back for a review on the 28th of April by Dr Fahad by our Whisper car and the plastic surgeon 
  • The hand is heling very well, Johns elbow joint is now flexible and fingers were seperated from one another too.

On behalf of Johny's mother, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who felt passionate about John's surgery, and more so about being a part of the reason why his future will be brighter.

You will always be in John's mum prayers.

Pleaes keep following our work!

Baby John the next morning after the surgery
Baby John the next morning after the surgery
Mother of John is happy the day before the surgery
Mother of John is happy the day before the surgery
The receipt for the plastic surgery from 22. April
The receipt for the plastic surgery from 22. April
John is now recovering at our hospital
John is now recovering at our hospital
Johns hand after the surgery during his review
Johns hand after the surgery during his review
Report from the Surgeon
Report from the Surgeon's Plaza
May 3, 2017

1090 children treated for malaria in 90 days

A few days old premature baby treated at Whisper
A few days old premature baby treated at Whisper

Dear friends of Whisper,

Another three months passed since our last report to you and I would like to let you know about the IMPORTANT difference you helped us made donating to this cause in the last three months.

In the last 90 days we received 3514 patients from which 763 patients we treated and reviewed for free.(all the patients who are required to pay, they only pay the minimum contribution towards their treatment & admission: $8)

Blood transfusion at Whisper

We have transfused 552 children with blood.

Here are some of the medical conditions that we dealt with:

We treated 1090 children for malaria, 124 children for sickle-cell disease, 18 children for typhoid, 2 children for meningitis and we received 15 children with severe burns.

All of those treated children survived.

All of the 552 children receiving blood transfusion, were mostly suffering from anaemia caused by malaria, sickle cell disease or severe infections and sometimes also conditions caused by serious burns that require admission on ward.

If those 552 children did not receive the blood transfusion and admission free of charge, they likely not be here today. Other private centres require only $8 for a day of admission without any treatment or food,  anaemic children need at least a minimum of 5 days of admission on ward. Many anaemic children end up in lots of body swelling and it is almost impossible to find the vein to cannulate the child, in this case very many cannulas may be wasted, in other centres patients are charged per each cannula,  in most of the cases the government hospital can only provide a few of them, although many times the parents are required to buy them.

Children treated for serious burns require at least min of 1,000,000 UGX ($360) and it depends on the scale of the body burns, most of the children we receive suffer up to 50% of body burns, where the large areas of body skin is destroyed. Children are treated with anesthesias on oxygen in our minor theatre many times during the wound cleaning, that happens every second day. Many of them also need to be transfused due to the extensive wound bleeding and other medical causes related to burns. Whisper spend on average about $1300 to successfully treat a child with body burns per child for several months (medicine, medical and nursing care and other). This is near to impossible for the 98% of the families to pay for.

Whisper has been known for a successful treatment of severe form of meningitis. Those children are admitted for several days if not weeks at the emergency ward and given the best combination of antibiotics around. Treating meningitis on an unconscious child takes a lots of experience, dedication and of course funding. Children began being paralysed or unconscious, they breath in support of the oxygen, are fed through the nasal tube and their medical treatment cost Whisper min of $10 a day only on medicine. 

Again, we have to remember that most of the sickest children come from an extreme poverty. It is the poverty that causes them to get anaemic, and it is the poverty that causes their death.

We try to overcome the challenges that the world's poverty brings, by being passionate about love and humanity, being strong, dedicated and always believe in doing the right thing.

We are very proud at what Whisper achieved in the last 90 days and we are very proud that we have such people around us like you, who are contributing to our tireless work.

Although we have done some great work, it comes at the high cost of the medicine and laboratory supplies that we have to raise:

February 38,566,200 UGX ($9,323),March 22,899,500 ($6,360) and April ($9,433).

Thank you a lot for reading this report and following our work.

You can always contact me via my email veronika@whisperorphans.org or via our website www.WhisperOrphans.org

Please continue your valued support towards Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital in Uganda.

5 year old boy with severe fire burns
5 year old boy with severe fire burns
another toddler treated for burns caused by oil
another toddler treated for burns caused by oil
Children at the emergency ward sharing beds
Children at the emergency ward sharing beds
newborn baby on oxygen treated for pneumonia
newborn baby on oxygen treated for pneumonia
Newborn baby in the incubator
Newborn baby in the incubator
Toddler with severe burns before and after
Toddler with severe burns before and after
 
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