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URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine

by Rebuilding Alliance
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine
URGENT Prevent Brain Damage in PKU Kids- Palestine

Summary

Over 615 children in Gaza & the West Bank suffer from Phenylketonuria (PKU) since birth. Kids with PKU are unable to metabolize protein so must follow a strict low-protein diet to prevent permanent brain damage. COVID-19 emergency and elimination of U.S. aid to Palestine stopped their tenuous access to medical food. Each child needs 6 cans a month. Their medical food hasn't been available in Gaza for months & is variably available in the West Bank. Send vital formula to these children, urgently.

$70,000
total goal
$41,775
remaining
231
donors
16
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Untreated PKU, an inherited disorder that prevents the breakdown of foods containing protein, leads to irreversible brain damage. To treat PKU children must follow a strict low phenylalanine diet and drink a special medical food mix daily. Due to COVID19, economic & political barriers, children living in Gaza and the West Bank have no access to special low protein supplements. Parents have no choice but to feed their child the only food they can obtain, knowing it is causing them brain damage.

Solution

Please help send medical food to every PKU child in Gaza & the West Bank to provide all the other amino acids that are needed in the diet, the backbone of medical treatment for PKU. Your donation will deliver medical formula to the children, teach their parents how to make healthy meals, and hold workshops online to educate local doctors, in partnership. Each child needs approx. 6 cans of medical food/mo ongoing. With a total of some 617 children, 3702 cans of medical food are needed each month.

Long-Term Impact

Proper treatment of PKU prevents mental retardation and institutionalization of children. The supplemental formula truly is life saving for these children and their families. With a low protein diet and the proper amounts of medical food formula on a daily basis, PKU children develop normally, and grow into healthy, productive, contributing members of society. What that means for a child, a family, a community, for Palestine, and the world is invaluable.

Resources

http:/​/​www.RebuildingAlliance.org
What is PKU? Jehad and Jana's Story

Organization Information

Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Redwood City, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RebuildAll
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Redwood City, CA United States
$28,225 raised of $70,000 goal
 
259 donations
$41,775 to go
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