In the Philippines 4-year old Brielle has a life-threatening illness that requires an emergency liver transplant surgery. Treatment will be conducted in a regional hospital specializing in children's rare diseases. Her doctors say, without this surgery it is unlikely that Brielle can survive. The cost of the surgery has been raised by AAI and local charities. Now, AAI has pledged to raise an additional $1,200 out of the $20,000 needed for hospital expenses still needed to save her life.
Brielle is battling a rare disease which is life threatening. To survive, she needs a liver transplant within 6 months. She has a donor, her mother, who is selling home-baked Christmas cookies to help pay for medical expenses. Expert pediatric surgeons at a regional children's hospital who specialize in sensitive transplant surgeries are ready to perform. By raising $1,200 this Christmas Season, we will provide this vivacious and exceptionally bright child with a "gift of life."
The $1,200 raised in this project will enable little Brielle to have pediatric liver transplant surgery and the proper after-care to strengthen her ability to survive. By setting a generous example of kindness and faith, our collective donation will inspire other donors and advocates for children with rare diseases to join in this life saving effort.
This program is an international model of donor kindness and corporate social responsibility. At a time of so much disharmony and rampant suffering across the world, Baby Brielle's survival will give people hope that every life matters. Her mother who is providing part of her own 'matching" liver to save her 4 year-old daughter, says, "We believe miracles can happen. Each donation is a miracle for our little girl." To raise the needed funds is a wonderful Christmas "gift of life."