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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

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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

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CORONAVIRUS:CAGNOTTE PERSONNEL HOSPITALIER SUISSE

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 Leetchi.com? 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 Leetchi.com? 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 Leetchi.com ? 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 Leetchi.com? È facile e trasparente!Grazie!

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our broken health system leaves my mother with no salary for 2 months

our broken health system leaves my mother with no salary for 2 months

Hi, I'm Rose (on the left), and this is my beautiful mother (on the right). I never ask for financial help because I've always managed more or less alone (or thanks to my girlfriend), but today I need your help so that my mother can pay her bills and live her life without worrying about her bank account hitting -1500 euros. She has been on sick leave from her work since february, because of severe back problems. My mother has been working in factories since we arrived here in France in 2005. Where we lived before, in England, she had worked already around 15 years in restaurants, hotels, and bistrots, but apparently the French workers do not want to accept the fact that 15 years of experience in England is not equal to 15 years of experience in France. Before you ask why : it is a racist problem, one that has always existed in France. My mother is from the Philippines, and her spoken French does not correspond to the classical French of the "Académie Française". So, as I was saying, she has been working in factories here since 2005, and if you've ever worked in a factory, you will know that the working conditions are close to -10. When I was a teenager, I would see her come back from work at 10pm, absolutely knackered, in physical pain, and emotionally damaged by the existant factory conditions that nobody will talk about because their opinion never matters. In France, this is how it works: conditions are kept secret, because secrets will save a company. Secrets will get you money, here. My mother has always done her best to put a roof over our heads. I've moved out since I was 18, but have never been able to help her financially (apart from perhaps a few times where I would lend her 100 euros, that she has always given me back. She is divorced from my dad who gives her the minimum of financial help, so that isn't enough. I love my dad but when he left my mum he didn't think about how hard it would be for her to cope with two kids and never any stable jobs. She is in pain physically, she suffers from intense back pains and some days she can barely move her left shoulder. This is what you get from 15 years of experience in a factory. The pain isn't from the 15 years as a chef in a restaurant, which she would have gladly continued if someone would have given her the chance here. As I was saying before, she was on sick leave since february this year. This is a paid sick leave, as we hve those in France, but it is a strict minimum. Last month she had an appointment at the doctors who took her off sick leave, so from the 05/09/2020, she no longer has the financial help of the health services here. This wasn't planned, she was supposed to get the help she needed until the 05/10/2020. She was supposed to still get one month of financial help. Financial help that was supposed to pay her bills in september. She didn't know that she wouldn't get the financial help until today, 29/09/2020. So, instead of letting her know that she should look for a job immediately after 05/09/2020, the health services (and I have no fear in denouncing them, the CPAM du Finistère I'm looking directly at you), let her go until the end of the month waiting to receive the money that she had planned on receiving, only to send her a letter today telling her that she will indeed get no help at all. I have written a letter to the health services demanding justice for my mother, but also for other people who may be in this situation. I have made phone calls, but have always been told that I could not contact the director of the health services or the higher personnel of the doctors that work for them. We boast about France's health system, when it works, because sometimes it works. Other countries don't have this health system, and I know this. But when we have a system that is supposed to be working, you count on this system, sometimes, especially if you are a financially unstable human being. However, when this system that you're counting on does the most selfish shit like this, justice must be demanded. My mother has never bought things for herself, it has always been me and my brother that came before her own wellbeing. It has been 20 years since she hasn't been able to go back to the Philippines to see her family. 20 years. She lost her father during that time. My mother is the most selfless person that I know. She is an extraordinary mother and she has always helped me and her loved ones. Now, I just want to help her. She deserves this. Donate if you can, just a few pennies is perfect. My mother is also religious, so if you can't give anything perhaps you can keep her in your prayers? Thank you.

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Santé-pour-Maëlle

Santé-pour-Maëlle

Bonjour et bienvenue sur cette cagnotte solidaire !J'espère que tu vas bien. Je sollicite ton 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. 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. Pour y arriver, je te sollicite parceque seule, la famille n'y parvient pas. Donc, j'ai vraiment besoin de ton aide financière s'il te plaît. Un grand merci d'avance pour le sacrifice que tu feras 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. Ensemble, nous pouvons et nous allons y arriver! MERCI!

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Support Kerstins lipedema operation

Support Kerstins lipedema operation

Hallo zusammen,ich möchte mit dieser Spendensammlung meiner Freundin Kerstin ermöglichen wieder ein Leben ohne Schmerzen führen zu können.Kerstin leidet seit ihrem 16. Lebensjahr an einem sogenannten Lipödem. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Fettverteilungsstörung, bei der es zu krankhaften, nicht selbst verschuldeten, Fettansammlungen an Armen und Beinen kommt. Hinzu kommt, dass die Krankheit mit enormen Druck- und Berühungsschmerzen einhergeht und mittlerweile auch ihre Beweglichkeit stark einschränkt.Nach sehr langer Suche nach einem Facharzt der ihr bei ihren Beschwerden helfen kann, hat sie im Jahr 2020 einen sehr guten Arzt gefunden, der ihr schließlich endgültig das Lipödem diagnostiziert und bestätigt hat. Seither unterzieht sie sich konservativen Behandlungen im Kampf gegen das voranschreitende Lipödem, welche jedoch keine Dauerlösung darstellen.Die einzige wirksame Therapie, die eine langfristige Heilung bzw. Minderung ihrer Schmerzen verspricht ist die sogenannte Liposuktion. Diese Operation wird aber bisweilen nicht von den Krankenkassen übernommen. Die Krankenkassen beteiligen sich erst dann an dieser Operation, wenn die Krankheit ein Stadium erreicht, dass nur die wenigsten Patienten überhaupt erreichen und ein noch furchtbareres Ausmaß annimmt, als Kerstin es jetzt hat, aber wenn es nicht unbehandelt bleibt, dazu übergehen kann.Kerstin leidet sehr unter der Erkrankung. Sie hat starke Schmerzen in Armen und Beinen und den Gelenken, durch das überflüssige Gewicht, was das Lipödem verursacht. Ich kenne meine Freundin als aufgeschlossenen und fröhlichen Menschen, doch besonders seit letztem Jahr leidet sie stark unter dem Lipödem, sowohl körperlich als auch seelisch.Sie zeichnet und malt gerne, ist sehr kreativ und spielt unglaublich gerne Bowling. Durch die Krankheit jedoch ist sie seither zunehmend in sich gekehrt, kann kaum noch ihren Hobbys nachgehen und wird von Menschen wie eine fremde Lebensform beäugt wenn sie sie sehen, durch ihren unproportonierten Körper. Sie musste bereits gegenwärtig wie in der Vergangenheit mit akutem Mobbing durch ihre Krankheit gehen und dies belastet sie psyschich enorm. Selbst schwimmen gehen oder auch nur kurze Hosen/ Oberteile tragen, daran ist für sie nicht zu denken, selbst wenn es brütend heiß ist im Sommer.Dadurch, dass bei ihr Arme und Beine betroffen sind, würden die dazu notwendigen OPs etwa 20.000 € kosten damit sie schmerzfrei werden kann und man ihre Bewegungsfähigkeiten wieder herstellen kann. Ich versuche es auf diesem Weg, da ich meine Freundin gegen diese Krankheit unterstützen möchte und sie wieder unbeschwert lächeln sehen möchte.Bitte teilt diese Seite, wenn ihr Kerstin unterstützen möchtet.Wir wissen jede Spende sehr zu schätzen.Vielen vielen Dank euch allen.Cristian_______________________________________________________________________Dear everyone,I would like to use this fundraiser to enable my friend Kerstin to live a life without pain again.Kerstin has been suffering from lipedema since she was 16 years old. This is a fat distribution disorder in which there is a pathological, not self-inflicted, accumulation of fat on the arms and legs. In addition, the disease is accompanied by enormous pressure and touch pain and now also severely restricts her mobility. After a very long search for a specialist who could help her with her symptoms, she found a very good doctor in 2020 who finally diagnosed and confirmed her lipedema. Since then, she has been undergoing conservative treatments in the fight against the advancing lipedema, but they are not a permanent solution.The only effective therapy that promises a long-term cure or reduction of her pain is the so-called liposuction. However, this operation is sometimes not covered by health insurance. The health insurance companies only cover this operation when the disease reaches a stage that only very few patients ever reach and assumes an even more terrible extent than Kerstin has now, but if it is not left untreated, it can progress to that stage.Kerstin suffers greatly from the disease. She has severe pain in her arms and legs and joints from the excess weight, which is what causes lipedema. I know my friend as an open-minded and cheerful person, but especially since last year she suffers a lot from the lipedema, both physically and mentally.She likes to draw and paint, is very creative and loves to play bowling. Due to the disease, however, she has since become increasingly introverted, can hardly pursue her hobbies and is eyed by people like an alien life form when they see her, due to her unproportioned body. She had to go already at present as in the past with acute Mobbing by her illness and this loads her psyschich enormously. Even going swimming or even wearing shorts/ tops is unthinkable for her, even if it is scorching hot in summer.Due to the fact that her arms and legs are affected, the necessary surgery would cost about 20,000 € so that she can become pain-free and her mobility can be restored. I am trying this way, because I want to support my friend against this disease and see her smile again.Please share this page if you would like to support Kerstin.We appreciate every donation very much.Thank you all very much.Cristian

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IYAFP Against COVID-19

IYAFP Against COVID-19

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot! About me:As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world, my hometown Livingstone and other parts of my country, Zambia are facing a shortage of essential equipment and patient support resources at this time. My name is Stephen Chikwa. I am 28 years old and on behalf of youth in my region, I’m here to make a difference in my local healthcare community. I believe that young people can help lead the battle against COVID-19 preparedness and improve health equity for those around us. As a long-standing volunteer and SRHR advocate with the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, I am committed to engaging youth in championing and leading healthcare transformation in my community from the ground up. The mission:To use my network, connections and experiences to leverage an online fundraiser to collect donations to supply the Livingstone Central Hospital with essential equipment such as hand washing buckets and basins, hand washing soap, hand rub/sanitizer, infrared thermometers, surgical and examination gloves, and N95 and surgical masks. The case:In March 2020, Zambia officially started recording cases of people testing positive with COVID-19 and this presents a burden to the primary healthcare system especially now when the prices of the equipment are skyrocketing nearly every single day. As the number of cases have continued to increase, the number of available resources goes down and hospitals have been forced to be selective about who receives treatment.My team and I recently organized a hospital program where we will be delivering essential equipment (as listed above) to them as a one-time direct relief initiative. More specifically, the hospital that will be benefiting from this initiative is Livingstone Central. The goal:We need to raise $5,000 USD in order to provide the set of equipment to Livingstone Central Hospital so that they can effectively meet the needs of patients in our community. Together, we will be providing our healthcare workers, hospital and patients with the help they need as we navigate this uncertain and constantly evolving situation. So far, we have raised just over $50.00 USD through local community contributions. A donation of any amount can provide a lot of support and is greatly appreciated. Cost breakdown:* $108 USD for 10 hand washing buckets and 10 hand washing basins,* $65 USD for 30X500 Milliliter bottles of hand rub,* $30 USD for 50X175 grams Tablets of hand washing soap,* $150 USD for 10X1 Litre of hand sanitizer,* $1,415 USD for 10 infrared thermometers* $22 USD for 20X1 AAA infrared thermometer batteries* $345 USD for 15X50Pair Boxes of Surgical gloves* $220 USD for 20X50Pair Boxes of examination gloves* $735 USD for 15X50 Boxes of surgical masks.* $1,905 USD for N95 masks (Pending supplier restock) DISCLAIMER: Your contribution to this initiative will go straight to procuring and delivering this set of essential equipment to the Livingstone Central Hospital by May 30, 2020 This fundraising campaign will NOT be profitable for Stephen Chikwa or The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning. With just 1-click you can contribute to supporting Livingstone Centra Hospital.* Any amount you donate will go a long way.* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you!

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