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Help fund a cochlear implant surgery for 18 month old baby

Raising a funding campaign as I came across the story of Marc Alexander, 18 month baby boy born in Haiti and diagnosed bilaterally deaf (both ears). Long story short, Haiti does not have the proper medical infrastructure and the government support to help this little boy get a cochlear implant surgery that would give him the ability to hear and speak. The longer he waits to get the implant, the more irreversible speech and development delay will occur. This would cost USD 30,000 including a trip abroad to get the surgery done (I myself have done research for my daughter and no kidding, it really cost that much). I spoke to his mother who didn't know what to do and who to turn to, and I felt the need to help them. As a French national and a Hong Kong resident , and as a mother of a 6 months deaf baby myself, my family is fortunate enough to have access to the best-in-class health support, excellent medical care and infrastructure ...and this is all (or almost) FREE!! We tend to forget how lucky we are. This little boy does not share our luck.Please take some time to read his story, DONATE and SHARE THIS POST to help him get access to a cochlear implant surgery, this amazing, life changing technology that will give him back the gift of hearing and speech.Carine Story of Marc Alexandre: Hello everyone. We are Kamaïa and Darlin Jeanty, parents of 18 months old Marc-Alexandre. We live Haiti, one of the most under-developed country in the world.We suspected the deafness of our son when he was 2 months and a half, as he was not reacting to sound. Due to lack of medical resources and infrastructure in Haiti, we were unable to obtain a diagnosis right away. When Marc-Alexandre turned 12 months old, we had been recommended to have him checked out in Republic Dominican. Without a second of hesitation, we took out all of our savings and bought a flight for the 3 of us to go meet an ENT specialist there. The results were devastating: Marc-Alexandre was diagnosed bilaterally deaf (both ears). We were not sure what to do or where to turn. We do not know if he would ever say, "I love you Mommy and Daddy." We have prayed for a happy, productive life for Marc-Alexander, and we want him to go to school and someday graduate from university to pursue a career and a life that he chooses.The ENT was adamant that our son needed cochlear implants; Implanting Marc will give him access to sound which will provide him with the only chance of age-appropriate speech and language development. This will provide him the opportunity to a better education and independent employment as an adult in the future. If not implanted, it may lead to permanent changes in the auditory cortex in the brain which may make it impossible to benefit from a cochlear implant or any form of hearing restoration surgery in the future. The cochlear implant bypasses the damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. The signals are generated by the implant and are sent passed the auditory nerve to the brain where the signals are recognised as sounds. However, the cochlear implants will cost USD$30,000 as we do not have insurance and there is no government social subsidy or help of any kind. We are raising money to pay for medical expenses including surgery, cochlear implant device, and a trip abroad for the surgery.Marc is growing up and as his parents; we know we have to do something. The only future for our son is to hear with cochlear implants. Just like everyone else, we want to give him the best possible future there is.Life is so precious and this innocent boy who deserves the right to live normally. In advance, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your incredible moral and financial support. Thank you for helping us change the life of our child. Kamaïa and Darlin Jeanty

973 contributors

€1,333.20 collected


Marco & Thijs - Bike4Kika

All, This summer (4th August) myself and my son Thijs will be biking ~1000km from Oberrieden, Switzerland to Schagen, the Netherlands. We will be following the river Rhein all the way to the Netherlands. We aim to complete the bike tour in 10 days. We are doing this to raise money for child cancer research. Reason we are doing this is that a little over a year Thijs’s grandad passed away from cancer. I also had cancer and was lucky enough to survive, as such we want to do what we can to help other people that have cancer. Every little bit helps. All the money donated will go 100% to KIKA, which has been set up in 2002 to fund innovative research for Child Cancer. Treatments have significantly improved but still 1 in 4 children, diagnosed with cancer dies. The charity’s aim is to increase the survival rate of children suffering from cancer from 75% to 95% by 2025. They aim to do this by funding scientific research, improving treatments (less pain, higher cure rate and improved quality of life), concentrating expertise and treatment for children to accelerate experience. We hope you want to support with us this cause as no one especially not a child, should have to die from cancer. Thank you!Thijs & Marco

59 contributors

€8,512 collected


Versions: Anglaise, Allemande, Française et Italienne ci-dessousHello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can help to contribute to the recognition of the exceptional engagement of our Swiss hospitals care workers during the Coronavirus (COVID 19 ) crisis The money will be allocated on the prorata of number of beds of each hospital in Switzerland. The money will be transfered to the HR depatment of each hospital. The HR departmentwill redistribute the money as a bonus to all care workers.A receipt will be sent to each donor to be deducted on the next tax return. * Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why It's easy & transparent!Thank you! Hallo Madame, Sir & willkommen in diesem Geldtopf!Mit nur einem Klick können Sie dazu beitragen, dass das aussergewöhnliche Engagement unserer Schweizer Spitalbetreuer während der Coronavirus-Krise (COVID 19 ) anerkannt wird.Das Geld wird auf die anteilige Bettenzahl der einzelnen Spitäler in der Schweiz verteilt.Das Geld wird an die Personalabteilung jedes Spitals überwiesen. Die Personalabteilungwird das Geld als Bonus an alle Pflegekräfte umverteilen.Geben Sie, wie viel Sie wollenJeder Spender erhält eine Quittung, die bei der nächsten Steuererklärung abgezogen wird.Alle Zahlungen sind 100% sicherWarum Es ist einfach und transparent!Vielen Dank! Bonjour Madame, Monsieur & bienvenue dans cette levée de fond !En un seul clic, vous pouvez contribuer à la reconnaissance de l'engagement exceptionnel du personnel soignant de nos hôpitaux suisses durant de la crise du Coronavirus (COVID 19 )L'argent sera alloué au prorata du nombre de lits de chaque hôpital en Suisse.L'argent sera transféré au département des ressources humaines de chaque hôpital. Ce département redistribuera l'argent sous forme de prime à tout personnel soignantDonnez le montant que vous souhaitezUn reçu sera envoyé à chaque donateur à déduire sur la prochaine déclaration dîmpôts.Tous les paiements sont 100% sécurisésPourquoi ? C'est facile et transparent !Vous recevrez un reçu pour la déduction de votre future taxe Gentile Signora, Egregio Signore,Benvenuti in questa raccolta di fondi.Con un solo clic potete contribuire al riconoscimento dell'eccezionale impegno che gli operatori sanitari dei nostri ospedali svizzeri stanno facendo durante questa crisi del Coronavirus (COVID 19 ).La donazione totale sarà assegnata in base al numero di letti in ogni ospedale in Svizzera.I soldi saranno trasferiti al reparto delle Risorse Umane di ogni ospedale. Le vostre donazioni verranno poi ridistribuite come bonus a tutti gli operatori sanitari.Date quello che potete, ogni gesto è importante.Una ricevuta sarà mandata ad ogni persona che farà un dono per permetterle di deddure questo importo dalla prossima dichiarazione fiscale. Tutti i pagamenti sono sicuri al 100%Perché È facile e trasparente!Grazie!

27 contributors

€3,898.10 collected

Support for Aelfin Michel

Aelfin Michel - Critical Condition - Hua Hin, ThailandSadly, on December 31st, Aelfin tragically crashed on a motorbike causing him to suffer severe head and face trauma. Aelfin is currently in ICU under 24 hours medical care and constant support. When Aelfin arrived in emergency he required immediate surgery to remove bleeding on the brain and had part of his skull removed, which will need to be replaced with titanium. His jaw and teeth were severely smashed which will require surgery, as well as other serious facial and head injuries. Unfortunately this is a very critical situation. Due to the severity of his head injuries he has had many operations to date and requires many more, plus 24 hours support and months (if not years) of therapy. The latter is not yet known as we are currently taking it day by day, knowing that each day is a miracle. Aelfin is a fighter and at every set back he is fighting to stay here with us. For those that know him will know his determination and stubbornness. This trait is shining through in his fight for his life. This gives us hope. Holding onto this hope and knowing that Aelfin will keep on fighting, there is a long and very expensive battle ahead of us. He requires many more surgeries, and unfortunately at this stage, we are unsure of the extent of damage and rehabilitation required. We urgently ask all of you to help support Aelfin and his mother, Emma, with the extensive ongoing medical costs and medical care that Aelfin needs now and for the coming months. ALL of the funds donated will be used to cover Aelfin's hospital bills, medical and rehabiliation expenses. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind donations to the SUPPORT AELFIN FUND. Best regards,Aelfin's support team

166 contributors

£12,523.70 collected

Ana  cagnotte pour un test un syndrome du Lynch

Ana cagnotte pour un test un syndrome du Lynch

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!Je suis un survivant du cancer 2 fois. J'ai souffert d'un cancer de l'estomac de stade 3b en mai 2015 puis à nouveau en août 2017 d'un cancer de l'endomètre. J'ai parcouru un long chemin depuis et j'ai la chance d'avoir été en bonne santé après avoir vaincu le cancer pour la deuxième fois.Malheureusement, je ne suis pas le seul de ma famille à avoir été touché par le cancer. Ma défunte mère est décédée en 1996 à l'âge de 46 ans. Le cancer a pris son chemin trop tôt, et elle laisse dans le deuil ses quatre enfants (moi et mes trois frères) et mon père.Mes trois frères vivent à Paris, mais nous sommes une famille très unie. Mon plus jeune frère a reçu un diagnostic de cancer du côlon à l'âge de 28 ans, en 2012. En 2015, mon frère aîné Victor a également reçu un diagnostic de cancer du côlon pour la deuxième fois à 47 ans. Heureusement, mon frère a réussi à atteindre la vieillesse de 43 sans avoir rencontré de cancer. Il est en bonne santé.Après quelques tests, nous avons découvert que nous avions le syndrome de Lynch (LS) - une maladie héréditaire rare. Les personnes atteintes de LS ont un risque plus élevé de développer certains types de cancer, y compris le cancer de l'intestin, de l'utérus (cancer de l'endomètre), des ovaires, de l'estomac, du pancréas. intestin grêle, uretère et bassinet rénal.Je vis au Royaume-Uni depuis 17 ans. Je suis mère célibataire de 2 filles, âgées de 12 et 9 ans. J'ai subi plus de 20 séances de chimiothérapie, 30 séances de radiothérapie, 8 coloscopies, 5 colposcopies, une gastrectomie, une hystérectomie et bien d'autres chirurgies.Je vis maintenant sans estomac et je dois manger toutes les 2 heures. Tous les trois mois, je dois faire une injection de b12 - pour prévenir le cancer - et l'hystérectomie que j'ai subie m'a privé d'être mère à 34 ans. Il est venu à mon attention que mes filles ne peuvent pas être testées pour cette maladie mortelle jusqu'à ce qu'elles atteignent l'âge de 18 ans. Il y a toujours une peur que je ne sois pas là pour mes filles dans un proche avenir.Malheureusement, le test n'est pas gratuit sur le NHS pour toute personne de moins de 18 ans. Cependant, comme tout parent, je veux que mes filles soient en bonne santé. Rien dans la vie n'est garanti, mais s'ils sont testés plus tôt, ils ont de meilleures chances d'un avenir plus sain. Malheureusement, mes problèmes de santé m'empêchent de travailler a temps complet, je ne peux donc pas couvrir les coûts des tests à eux seuls. J'ai créé plusieurs pièces pour une ligne de vêtements pour aider à collecter des fonds afin que je puisse poursuivre le test en privé.J'apprécierais vraiment que vous envisagiez de soutenir ma famille. Merci de faire un don ou d'acheter sur ma ligne vetement "syndrome de Lynch" Merci de Votre soutien



HELP me HELP my Family in Ecuador

HELP me HELP my Family in Ecuador

ESPAÑOL -Hola queridos amigos y amigas,Está es mi prima Nicky, su esposo Pedro y su bebé de 3 años. Nicky tiene 26 años y acaba de ser admitida en la UCI por Covid-19 en Quito.No lograría explicarles lo mal que está mi país con la pandemia y en estos días el golpe que esto ha sido para mi familia...La sanidad pública en Ecuador está absolutamente colapsada, y la única manera de encontrar una cama libre para mi prima ha sido en un hospital privado.Este hospital privado aceptó ingresar a Nicky solamente si se realizaba un pago de US$15.000 en efectivo. No hay medicinas y las pocas que se encuentran también son muy caras, así que la familia está haciendo un esfuerzo inmenso para poder costear todo pero esta siendo muy duro, como se imaginarán no hay manera de que una pareja tan joven con un bebé tenga alrededor de US$30.000 dólares ahorrados para una emergencia como esta...De verdad que todo ayuda, y lo digo de corazón., pueden aportar con lo que bien puedan y nos ayudarán a cubrir los gastos del oxígeno, las medicinas y el hospital.También pueden ayudar mucho con sus buenos deseos, peticiones, rezos, energías positivas para que Mi Nicky se ponga bien pronto y regrese a casa.Para los que nunca han usado Leetchi, les aseguro que es una plataforma muy segura y fácil, y sus datos no serán públicos.Muchas Gracias 🙏🏼 a todos los que puedan colaborar, de antemano les agradezco su cariño y les quedare eternamente agradecida... sé que ha sido, y es, una época díficil para todos.CelesteENGLISH -Hello dear friends,This is my cousin Nicky, her husband Pedro, and their 3-year-old baby. Nicky is only 26 years old and has just been admitted to the ICU with Covid-19 in my home town Quito.I couldn't express in words how bad the Covid situation is in my country and how much my family is suffering from this situation... The public health system in Ecuador is absolutely collapsed, and the only way that my family was able to find a hospital bed for my cousin was at a private hospital.This private hospital agreed to admit Nicky to the ICU if a US$15,000 cash payment was made. There are no medicines and the few that are available are also very expensive, so my family is struggling to pay for oxygen, medicine, and the hospital. Unfortunately, I know that this treatment is expensive and there's no way a 26-year-old couple with a baby can afford a treatment that could cost up to US$30,000 in Ecuador...Anything can help, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart. You can contribute with what you can and your support will help us cover medical expenses, the hospital and allow this family to get back on their feet.You can also help a lot with your good wishes, meditations, prayers, and positive energies so that my Nicky gets well soon and comes back home with the baby.For those who have never used Leetchi, I assure you that it is a very safe and easy platform, and your data will not be public.Thank you very, very much 🙏🏼 in advance to all of you who can contribute, your love and caring will be forever thankful.Celeste.



"Bloody cagnotte"

"Bloody cagnotte"

Bonjour à tous,Vous qui venez ici savez sûrement que Derrick avait eu la douleur de perdre une petite fille, emportée à six ans par une maladie oupheline appelée maladie de Farber.Aujourd'hui que Derrick a à son tour été emporté par la maladie, il nous a semblé juste de créer une cagnotte pour aider la recherche. En effet, Derrick ne souhaitait pas de fleurs à son enterrement. De plus, il avait tout au long de sa vie aidé des associations diverses. Enfin, il avait à cœur de penser aux autres avant de penser à lui.À vous tous qui avez croisé et aimé Derrick, n'hésitez pas à donner ici. Vos dons seront intégralement reversés à l'association "Vaincre les Maladies Lysosomales". Vous pouvez vous renseigner sur celle-ci à cette adresse: d'avance.Annie Fletcher et ses enfants Salut à tous, Si vous êtes ici, vous savez peut-être que Derrick a eu le plus grand chagrin de perdre sa jeune fille de 6 ans atteinte d'une maladie rare appelée la maladie de Farber. Maintenant, Derrick a également été pris par une maladie, c'est pourquoi il a semblé approprié de collecter des fonds pour soutenir la recherche sur les maladies rares au lieu des fleurs. Derrick a fait un don à divers organismes de bienfaisance tout au long de sa vie et a toujours pensé aux autres en premier. À tous ceux qui ont rencontré et aimé Derrick, n'hésitez pas à faire un don ici. Vos contributions seront toutes reversées à «éradiquer les maladies lysosomales», plus d'informations disponibles ici: Merci beaucoupAnnie et ses enfants


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NHS Support Fund: One Million Masks Project

NHS Support Fund: One Million Masks Project

A CALL TO ACTION, CAN YOU HELP ? Dr Mathews / Kieran Phillips / Jonathan Penna Over 31,000 doctors have signed a petition calling for more to be done to provide adequate PPE for NHS staff. It is vitally important that NHS workers, Doctors and Nurses are able to treat patient with adequate protective masks. Thousands of NHS workers do not have adequate masks, goggles, gowns and gloves as we tackle this escalating crisis. A lack of PPE is putting workers in danger. At least three NHS doctors have died after contracting coronavirus. Due to strong professional relationships, we can secure an abundant supply of FFP2 Masks, surgical masks from certified equipment manufacturers to be shipped in the UK. 100% of donations will go directly into the acquisition and delivery of the FFP2 masks, surgical masks and Personal Protective Equipment for frontline healthcare workers in the UK's busiest Emergency Rooms and Intensive Care Units.Our Goal Our goal is to acquire, distribute, and deliver a million masks to hospitals with the help of your donations! If we surpass our goal, we will keep purchasing additional FFP2 & ventilators for frontline healthcare workers until every last penny is spent. Our Commitment Once the masks are delivered, we will mark our mask drop-offs on this page, so you can stay updated on where the donations are going. We will be posting stories and photos of our contributions, hand-offs, and the doctors you are helping on our Instagram (@one_million_masks). FAQ How will the funds be used? 100% of the funds will go directly to facilitating the purchase and delivery of masks and other urgent Personal Protective Equipment for frontline healthcare workers in the UK's largest hospitals. Our team is donating their time and have foregone compensation for their work. No one on the leadership team for One Million Masks is benefiting financially in any way from this campaign. We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers are giving us the most competitive rates available for CE-licensed, medical-grade masks so that we can make sure that each penny we raise is maximized for efficacy. If we raise enough money and have enough access to supplies, we hope to expand our donations to other hospitals in need. What have you accomplished so far? We have contact within the PPE supply chain for CE-licensed medical masks from reputable manufacturers: (e.g. 3M, Medline, Beijing Cap High Technology). We have direct relationships with Hospitals and NHS Trusts in UK and are in touch with many Clinical Practitioners and Physicians and have assessed their needs. What is your current most pressing need? We can acquire 1,000,000 FFP2 masks ready to be shipped but require funds to secure the order. The inventory is disappearing every day as every infected country in the world is competing for supplies. We can access this inventory due to our strong network. The more funding we secure as soon as possible means, the more masks we can get for frontline healthcare workers. Why aren’t the hospitals & government ordering these masks directly? Hospitals, as well as government agencies, are trying their best to procure masks. However, due to supply chain limitations and global competition, they are currently experiencing extreme shortages. We are fortunate to have close relationships with many of the factories producing masks as all our team working in the field. How is this one different? Your donation will go directly to support the acquisition of masks & other urgent FFP2 for Uk healthcare staff at the frontlines of COVID-19. Because of the global shortage of masks & PPE, your funds will be able to get equipment that is in great need and out of reach for hospitals currently. Unlike other charities, ours is related directly to the supply of masks & PPE, because we believe that protecting our frontline healthcare workers is the most important thing to do right now. How are you procuring the masks? Through our volunteer network, we are fortunate to have close relationships with some of the largest surgical mask suppliers in the world. The manufacturers are certified with the European Union to supply medical equipment. We have verified and have copies of their certification. How are you distributing the masks? Through our volunteer network, we will be personally hand-delivering the masks to frontline medical workers at their hospitals, so that they get into the right hands. Are donations tax deductible? Currently, donations are not tax-deductible. If you know of a charity in this space that would like to sponsor our effort, we would love to partner with them. Until then, we have realized that the need is so urgent that we must move forward and hope that you will donate. I am an ER/ICU healthcare professional at a London hospital that is currently treating COVID-19 patients. We are short of masks. How do we request masks? Please send us an email through the LinkedIn of someone from the team. Aside from donations, how can we help? You can share this campaign and give a hand for the delivery. The Team Dr Mathews I am a Doctor with a background in adult medicine. One of the things that many of my friends and colleagues on the frontline are worrying about is having adequate and safe supplies of PPE to use at work. This is vital to keep healthcare workers safe and healthy whilst we work. I know lots of people are keen to try and help the NHS in any way that they can. So when Kieran asked if I would like to help with this project I agreed as I hope it will provide another way for people to help our NHS. I know Kieran and Jonathan are planning to use their known contacts to help procure more supplies for our hospitals. Jonathan Penna I have been working in finance in New York, Singapour & finally Hong Kong. I have been back in the UK for seven months. I'm now working as a consultant at Projectus Consulting with a specialisation in market access within medical. I hold an MSC in finance from HEC Paris and a BBA from EDHEC business school. I personally lost someone from my family infected by the Covid-19, I'm indeed deeply motivated to help the NHS during this crisis. I truly hope that you endeavour to support our health workers during this pandemic. Kieran Phillips I am a Graduate in Law and Science, a Consultant at Projectus, specialised in Regulatory Affairs and Engineering. My passion has been helping Medical device companies develop, innovate, and certify their products for market so that patients can benefit from a vast range of incredible technologies. I am personally highly-invested in the NHS through a close network of both friends and family and firmly believe that the NHS is a national treasure to be highly cherished, supported, respected and looked after.



Un geste pour l'opération chirurgicale Maëlle

Un geste pour l'opération chirurgicale Maëlle

Bonjour à tous, J'espère que vous allez bien. Je sollicite votre aide pour sauver la vie de ma filleule de 13 ans. Elle souffre de péricardite constrictive chronique. C'est grâce aux médecins américains en consultation gratuite au centre hospitalier Le Jourdain (Yaoundé) qu'on a pu savoir de quoi elle souffre réellement depuis 1 an. C'est une maladie rare dans laquelle le péricarde se transforme en tissu cicatriciel (fibreux). Le tissu fibreux a tendance à se rétracter au fil du temps et à comprimer le cœur. La compression empêche le cœur de se remplir normalement et cause une forme d’insuffisance cardiaque. Ces médecins nous offrent l'occasion de l'opérer le 21 octobre 2020. Une chance inouie pour qu'elle puisse recouvrer la santé. Ce sera la fin des aller et retour à l'hôpital où chaque semaine, les médecins devaient vider son corps d'au moins 4 litres d'eau pour la soulager temporairement. L'opération coûte 4 millions de FCFA. Et il nous faut mobiliser ce montant d'ici au 21 octobre 2020, date prévue pour l'opération. Donc, je vous sollicite parcequ'on est à court d'argent.S'il vous plaît, j'ai besoin de votre aide financière. Un grand merci d'avance pour le sacrifice que vous ferez et surtout merci de contribuer à son rétablissement afin qu'elle puisse grandir normalement et poursuivre ses études comme elle le faisait si brillamment jusqu'avant sa maladie. Voici le contact utile pour toute transaction +237 675 85 01 03 .Merci encore! Je vous aime groooos comme ça .



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