Children
 Vietnam
Project #18519

Help Me Get The Surgery I Need

by Aid For Kids
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Summary

Your support will allow this young boy to receive the surgery his family cannot afford and help him to lead a more normal life.
$615.00
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

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."

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.aidforkids.org

Organization Information

Aid For Kids

Location: Houlton, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.aidforkids.org
Project Leader:
Joy Degenhardt
Vietnam Project Director
Houlton, ME 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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