Help Baby Brielle Receive a Birthday Gift of Life

A microproject by Asia America Initiative
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Summary

In the Philippines we are assisting 3-year old Brielle to survive a life-threatening illness by helping to pay for a liver transplant surgery. Treatment will be conducted in a hospital in Taiwan specializing in children's rare diseases. Her doctors say, without this surgery it is unlikely that Brielle, whose birthday is on June 18, can survive for 6 months. Half of the cost has been donated by local charities. AAI has pledged to raise part of the $20,000 still needed to save her life.
$3,000.00
total raised
21
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

Three year old Brielle turns 4 on June 18. She is battling a rare disease which has destroyed her liver. To survive she needs a liver transplant within 6 months. She has a donor, her mother, and doctors at a children's hospital in Taiwan who specialize in sensitive pediatric surgeries. Half of the cost of the surgery has been donated by local charities coordinated by the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders. Help us raise the remaining amount for a birthday "gift of life" to Brielle

Solution

By raising a total of $4,500 through the partnership between AAI and our donor network, including a potential matching gift from GlobalGiving, we will assist our Filipino partners to cover the remaining cost of a liver transplant surgery, necessary to save the life of baby Brielle. This gift of life would be a small miracle to brighten her upcoming 4th Birthday celebration on June 18. And it will be a message of hope to emphasize our message that "Every Life matters."

Long-Term Impact

This program is an international model of donor kindness and corporate social responsibility. At a time of much disharmony and rampant suffering across the world, Baby Brielle's survival will give people hope that every life matters. Her mother who will provide part of her own 'matching" liver for the transplant, says, "We believe miracles can happen. Each funder is a miracle for our little girl." To raise the needed funds would be a wonderful "gift of life" for Brielle's June 18 birthday.

Resources

http:/​/​www.asiaamerica.org
AAI website
AAI Facebook
AAI Twitter
Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders website

Organization Information

Asia America Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.asiaamerica.org/​
Project Leader:
Albert Santoli
Washington, D.C United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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