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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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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

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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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Aide aux personnes atteintes d'insuffisance rénale aiguë

Aide aux personnes atteintes d'insuffisance rénale aiguë

Bienvenue sur cette cagnotte solidaire !L'insuffisance rénale est une déficience des reins qui devient de plus en plus fréquente dans le monde, en Afrique notamment au Cameroun où les personnes touchées sont nombreuses (personnes âgées et même jeunes).La dialyse est une procédure qui permet d'éliminer les substances toxiques du sang d'une personne lorsque ses reins ne sont plus capables de le faire (d ́ ou l ́insufisance rénale). Cette opération doit généralement être répétée tout au long de la vie, car l'organisme produit constamment des toxines.Les personnes atteintes doivent subir un traitement de dialyse 2 à 3 fois par semaine et à un coût élevé. Certains ne sont pas en mesure de payer ces séances, souffrent et finissent par mourir par manque de fonds.Au nom de Papa Etienne Teifouet, décédé de cette maladie (insuffisance rénale) le 26 octobre 2020, ses enfants ont décidé d'aider ces patients en les soutenant financièrement, moralement et matériellement en homage a leur Papa.Le 08 mars 2021, des dons ont été faits pour cette cause et l ́aport a été très bénéfique pour les personnes qui l'ont reçu. Pour cette raison, nous avons décidé de poursuivre l ́Initiative avec vous. Ils ont besoin de nous, aidons-les ensemble, redonnons-leur le sourire qu'ils perdent après les difficiles séances de dialyse. La somme d'argent collecté sera remis aux patients dialysés dans les différents centres médicaux de dyalise au Cameroun en décembre 2021 par les membres de la famille organisateur et par les bénévoles potentiels.Ici vous pouvez directement et en un clic, participer à cette cagnotte de charité.* Chacun participe du montant qu'il souhaite.* Tous les paiements sont sécurisés.Envie de nous aider à récolter plus de dons ? Partagez cette cagnotte !Merci à tous du fond du coeur!

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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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Aide financière aux parents de Donovan (enfant atteint de trouble des fonctions mentales)

Aide financière aux parents de Donovan (enfant atteint de trouble des fonctions mentales)

Nous sollicitons votre aide pour les medicaments , les lunettes et les soins pour DonovanNous, Colombe et Robin, sommes parents de deux garçons dont l’aîné Donovan est né le 15 Mars 2001.A ce jour, Donovan a 20 ans, il est épileptique et présente un retard mental très marqué.Notre vie quotidienne est de plus en plus ingérable à cause des problèmes liés à l’handicap de notre enfant , et c’est la raison pour laquelle nous nous tournons vers vous à la recherche de mains tendues pour nous aider dans la prise en charge de la garde, les soins et l'éducation de notre enfant qui est donc atteint de trouble des fonctions mentales qui le limite de façon importante dans la réalisation de ses habitudes de vie.Pour la petite histoire:A sa naissance, Donovan , a passé les premiers tests effectués sur les nouveaux nés sans aucun problème, et il avait l’apparence d’un bébé normal. Nous n’avons pu constater son retard mental qu’à la fin de sa 1ere année , par le fait qu’il n’a jamais prononcé le mot « papa » et ne savait pas marcher même à 4 pattes.Nous avons commencé à nous approcher des médecins par qui nous avons été informés qu’une partie de ses cellules cérébrales était affectée par le manque d’oxygène, ce qui entrainait des troubles de comportement physique et mental.À partir de ses 4 ans, Donovan a commencé à marcher correctement mais ne savait toujours pas parler. En fait , nous lui avons fait suivre des traitements en médecine alternative traditionnelle tels que les massages, le régime alimentaire adapté et les compléments nutritionnels. Ce qui lui a renforcé les muscles.En même temps, nous avons quand même commencé à réaliser que notre enfant risquait de rester dans cet état pour toute sa vie, et en tant que parents cette idée nous pèse vraiment lourd.Malgré cela, afin de lui permettre d’acquérir un peu d’autonomie , nous avons pris la décision de l’inscrire dans une école spécialisée où les médicaments qu’il doit prendre quotidiennement sont servis, tel le Depakine un anticonvulsif .Nous avons pu constater une croissance physique « normale » cependant son âge mental est resté celui d’un enfant de 3 ans. Au fil des ans, les séquelles se sont répercutées sur ses yeux. En 2012 , à ses 11ans , avec beaucoup d’inquiétudes nous avons décidés de consulter un Professeur neurologue. Ce dernier nous a recommandé une opération à crâne ouvert , que nous avons au final refusé à cause du faible taux de réussite annoncé et surtout parce qu’à cette époque les hôpitaux manquaient cruellement d’oxygène.Jusqu’à ses 15 ans , nous avons essayé de maintenir le rythme mais malheureusement, nous ne pouvons plus assumer financièrement et nous avons dû arrêter de l’envoyer à l’école.Donovan reste donc à la maison toute la journée avec sa mère pourtant par moment, il lui arrive d’être turbulent et parfois même violent.Malgré les problèmes financiers, Colombe a dû arrêter de travailler pour s’occuper à temps plein de notre enfant, car nous n’avons non plus les moyens d’embaucher quelqu’un pour cette tâche.Cependant lorsqu’il fait des crises aiguës, nous devons tous les deux nous mobiliser pour le calmer.Tous ces problèmes liés, nous freinent encore plus sur sa prise en main , et à ce jour nous n’avons même plus de quoi lui acheter une nouvelle paire de lunettes alors qu’ il en a vraiment besoin.Notre Donovan a maintenant 20 ans ,alors que nous n’avons trouvé aucune issue pour son autonomisation , nous avons donc décidé de lancer une bouteille à la mer et sommes prêts à recevoir toutes vos précieuses aides (conseils, financiers, morales...) afin d’améliorer le quotidien de notre fils et alléger nos inquiétudes de parents.En vous remerciant infiniment par avance pour votre générosité,Robin & ColombeP.S : à titre indicatif nous joignons à la présente un budget prévisionnel correspondant à la prise en main de l’enfant avec une inscription dans une école spécialisée typePhoto de couverture: Donovan (20 ans) et son petit frère (11 ans)

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