Last summer, during the Aid for Kids Motherland Tour, Dawn Degenhardt met this handsome young boy in Soc Trang. Dawn has been all over the world - just about literally - and had never seen a case of goiter (an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland) like this. She learned that his family could not afford to get his goiter fixed. Her immediate reaction was "we've got to get this fixed."
So far, we've raised $600 that allowed us to do the necessary preparatory medical testing. We NOW need to raise the money for the actual surgery. We've found a doctor and negotiated a steeply discounted rate with the hospital. To perform the surgery, we need to raise $2500.
If you met this boy on the street, If he came to your house, If he was a member of your family and asked for help, could you turn your back on him? Many years ago, his family could not afford iodine and developed goiter. Today his family cannot afford the surgery to fix his overactive thyroid.