Provide Surgical Supplies for Needy in Nicaragua

$1,415 $0
Raised Remaining
Mar 8, 2012

GlobalGiving's Day of Matching Donations March 14

GlobalGiving Will Match Your Donation on March 14!

The walls are going up on the new Pediatric Heart Center of Nicaragua and Surgeons of Hope is turning our attention to finding the sophisticated modern medical equipment and supplies to make the new Center function as an extraordinary, state-of-the-art facility.  Our next surgical missions for 2012 are being assembled as training elements continue, all timed to be ready for the Center’s grand opening in early 2013. It is a lot of work for a small foundation.  You have contributed in the past year by helping to bring a supply of Nitroprusside to the poor young children who patiently await help from our surgeons, teamed with the local medical staff at La Mascota Children’s Hospital in Managua.  Our project is answering an urgent call for this medicine.  How important your help has been to us and to the children.  Nitroprusside is not always needed, but when the emergency need occurs after the open-heart operation, it will help to save the child's life.

Every step we take contributes toward the realization of the success of the new Heart Center as a surgical and learning center for the region.  The children we have helped and that you have helped will be invited to join with us to celebrate the opening of this new era in pediatric cardiac care in Central America. And when the new hospital opens, we need to be sure that the medical supplies are in place.

On Wednesday, March 14, is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!   $50,000 is available in matching funds, but only on March 14. Once these matching funds are used, no more matching funds will be applied. Therefore, if you intend to give, please plan to give early in the day, The Bonus Day offer begins at 12:01 AM on March 14 and continues all day, until the matching funds run out.  In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors! 

Please donate to our project, Provide Surgical Supplies for Needy in Nicaragua, and support the children awaiting heart surgery! Your help is urgently needed and much appreciated by Surgeons of Hope and by the children we help!



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Leila Hawken

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