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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

968 contributors

€1,245.20 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

Fatemeh's tuition fee

Hello I am Fatima from Iran, a 3rd year pharmacy student at Semmelweis University. Unfortunately I lost my father which was our family's main income provider and with this pandemic situation everything went out of control and my mother can not support me financially anymore. We are suddenly unable to provide the additional funds I'll need for finishing my studies abroad. I am devastated and helpless and am using my last option to fulfill my career. It is my sincere wish to attend university this fall and that is in jeopardy now.Your help and support would mean a world to me and it would change my life completely.Thank youFatemeh

77 contributors

€2,956 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!

24 contributors

€3,896 collected

Donation for food preparation

A few days ago a fire destroyed the camp of Moria where more than 13000 people lived. Most refugees end up on the streets around Mytilene, where they are blocked by the police. They don't have access to food or drinkable water so they need our help urgently. We are gathering money to buy and prepare food for them. We have already cooked for 1000 people and will continue to do so until it is no longer necessary.

207 contributors

€8,571 collected



ENSEMBLE POUR NOS PASTEURS FLM A MADAGASCAR"Que celui à qui l’on enseigne la parole fasse part de tous ses biens à celui qui l’enseigne." Galates 6:6 * REALITE A MADAGASCAR, CONTEXTE COVID 19* Madagascar, est frappé de plein fouet par la pandémie COvid19, c'est un pays de quelque 25 millions d'habitants qui affiche un taux de pauvreté de 80 % - un des plus élevés au monde, la Grande Île se classant à juste titre au 4e rang des pays les plus PAUVRES au monde.* Médiocrité de l'économie basée sur une économie de subsistance où l’informel prédomine, avant et pendant la crise sanitaire Covid 19. Environs 80% de la population baignent dans une pauvreté extrême, et survivent avec moins de 2 dollars par jours par un système d'endettement perpétuel.* Le système de santé à Madagascar, bien que bien structuré, ne permet pas de contenir la progression de la maladie. Le budget de la santé est à 3% du budget de l’Etat alors que l’Union Africaine recommande 15%. Le nombre de lit en réanimation est de 5 pour 1 million d’habitant si l’Europe a 4000 lits pour 1 million d’habitant, et la sécurité sociale est quasiment inexistante à Madagascar, y compris au sein de l'Eglise FLM.* Malgré les bonnes actions menées par le pouvoir actuel à Madagascar pour protéger et lutter contre la propagation du COvid19. Le peuple Malagasy est très vite rattrapé par la réalité et manque cruellement de moyens pour survivre et appliquer les recommandations sanitaires.* PASTEURS FLM, CONTEXTE COVID 19* L'Eglise FLM ne possède pas de système de sécurité sociale, et comme les Eglises sont fermés, l'ensemble des Eglises manque cruellement de ressources et les Pasteurs se retrouvent sans ressources ni minimum vital, déjà avant la crise sanitaire et surtout depuis la fermeture des églises.* Le danger d'attraper le Coronavirus est bien réel mais le manque cruellement des ressources financières et de nourritures touche déjà l'ensemble des Pasteurs et leurs familles respectives.* ACTIONS SOLIDAIRES AFIN DE VENIR EN AIDE AUX PASTEURS FLM « FANOHANANA PASTORA FLM » * Mener une action SOLIDAIRE afin de venir en aide aux Pasteurs FLM dans toute l'île, dans le but de couvrir le MINIMUM VITAL et par la suite essayer de combler les ressources non perçus durant la totalité de la crise sanitaire et la fermeture des Eglises* ACTIONS BIBLIQUES DE SOLIDARITÉ: Actes 2: 44-47 «Ils ont prié ensemble, ils ont écouté les paroles de Dieu ensemble, ils ont pris la communion ensemble et avaient tout en commun», alors, aidons ensemble nos Pasteurs FLM!* STRUCTURE « SYNODALY »: «ALLER ENSEMBLE n’est pas simplement une devise, faisons quelque chose de significatif et de concret que nous offrirons de notre cœur et du véritable amour, sans aucune distinction. Ensuite, nous partagerons également avec tous les pasteurs! Notre constitution FLM ne serait pas d'accord avec l'égoïsme et l'égocentrisme! » Paroissiens et paroissiens des Églises FLM, enfants de Dieu, ami(e)s et familles, proches ou lointains, engagés et aimants ; offrez selon la grâce que vous avez reçue de Jésus. Proverbes 3:27 «Ne refuse pas un bienfait à ceux qui ont droit quand tu as le pouvoir de l’accorder».Les pasteurs FLM ont vraiment besoin de vous maintenant! Jésus vous appelle maintenant à faire cette sainte et grande action!Romains 12: 13a, "Pourvoyez aux besoins des saints".


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Montattico Playground

Montattico Playground

Hi,In honour of our beloved brother Enrico we have created this page. The Montattico community playground is undergoing some refurbishment by the Commune and we hope to add to this by raising additional funds to donate some extra features to the playground in memory of Enrico.We had many memories in ‘La Piazza’ even before there was a playground there. Around the tree that stood tall in the centre of what is now known as the playground was where we spent our days throughout each summer. The wall surrounding it was a shop where we would sell flowers and the borders around each flower-bed was used as a tightrope, which at the time felt 20 feet high off the ground. Once the playground was built, although some may argue we were too old, we still made many memories there.Eventually there came a time where we finally accepted that we were too old to play on the swings or too big to fit down the slide. However, for Enrico this wasn’t the case. He still used the playground to his advantage, the monkey bars became pull-up bars, the soft ground became the perfect place for push-ups and occasionally his little cousins became weights.Enrico is a treasured memory within our community, he is remembered for having time for everyone who needed it, no matter their age, for bringing laughter and music to many lives and creating memories that will last a lifetime. For this reason we felt it was right to honour him in this way so that the many generations to come are able to enjoy and to see his name proudly displayed on the wall.Help us to honour a loving son, caring brother, an amazing uncle and nephew and a true friend to all, so that we can dedicate a small piece of our community to Enrico.Thank you.The Marsella family


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Plato Recovery Scheme

Plato Recovery Scheme

Hello everybody! You may or may not know by now that the Plato residence was recently broken into, and equipment in excess of £2000 was taken from us while we were asleep. Among these possessions, most significantly, was the laptop we used to record and store our own recordings - recordings which we had spent many, many hours working on. We were in fact nearing the point at which we were ready to start sharing these with you. Unfortunately, these files were not backed up (learnt our lesson the hard way there didn’t we), and so we have lost a huge amount of the progress we made over the past few months towards better music. Also stolen was George's Eastman electric guitar which is another heartbreaker for us; it cost around £950 and added a distinct element to our sound. We also lost 2 SONOS speakers - we use these to listen back to our recordings and ideas in optimum sound quality, to constantly evaluate what we're doing. Our request to you therefore, whoever you are, is to donate if you feel inclined to do so, to our crowdfunder so that we can overcome this setback. Given the current worldwide crisis that we are all facing, we expect very little sympathy from anyone. We know that we are still incredibly lucky to live in a country that is more financially stable and generally safer than most, and that we are all in good health. We are just doing our best to deal with the situation that we find ourselves in, and the massive amount of support and sympathy we have in fact already received, combined with several suggestions to set this crowdfunder up, from our fans, family and friends, seemed to justify its creation. Please only give what you can afford. We’ll accept every penny, probably even obscure foreign ones if that's all you have to offer. The sooner we get back on track the sooner we can start sharing much more with all of you guys. There may even be exclusive content on offer to those who donate (if you want it). We will heal from this regardless, and return even stronger and even more driven. Thank you for taking the time to read this and especially to anyone who has donated!!! If you're not in a position to donate, simply sharing it is more than enough, and we will be forever grateful for every single contribution. With obscene amounts of love and gratification, we thank you again.Plato xxxx



FaceShields for Madrid

FaceShields for Madrid

Buenas tardes equipo! Como sabréis por las noticias, ante la escasez de mascarillas y gafas protectoras, hay grupos de « makers » (gente anónima con impresoras 3D en casa) que fabrican máscaras de protección para médicos, enfermeros y personal no sanitario que trabaja en hospitales, residencias de ancianos, centros de salud etc. Tan sólo un grupo en la sierra Norte de Madrid está haciendo más de 2.000 unidades al día! Protección civil y taxistas voluntarios se encargan de distribuirlas. Mis padres fueron a donar cajas de plásticos transparentes que se utilizan en los despachos para encuadernar documentos y se enteraron de que había escasez de material para imprimir el plástico necesario para fabricar las máscaras. Desde hace unos días estoy en contacto con distintos grupos de makers de la Comunidad de Madrid así como 15DíasPara ( -movimiento apoyado por la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias, la Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología, el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid - para ver cómo podemos aportar nuestro granito de arena. Estos grupos de voluntarios se están quedando sin los filamentos para imprimir el soporte de las máscaras, todas las tiendas donde se podrían adquirir los filamentos están cerradas y hay escasez de plástico en todo el mercado europeo. Stratasys, un fabricante israelí de impresoras 3D y de materiales para imprimir a escala industrial (son proveedores de Airbus, Seat, etc.) con el que colaboramos desde hace mucho tiempo nos podría hacer llegar el plástico compatible con las impresoras domésticas de los grupos de makers de Madrid en tan sólo dos días con un 50% de descuento. El reto que tenemos es alcanzar los 7000€ para poder fabricar unas 7.000 - 8.000 máscaras de protección dependiendo del modelo. Estas máscaras se pueden reutilizar y sirven de protección ante la falta de equipación sanitaria homologada. El pedido lo haría yo directamente y lo recibiría un grupo de voluntarios que se encargaría de distribuirlo a los makers que están fabricando las viseras en casa en la Comunidad de Madrid. Muchas gracias por vuestra contribución! No dudéis en difundirlo. Un abrazo desde Bruselas Enrique



Voices International Family Virtual Video

Voices International Family Virtual Video

One of Voices International main goals every year is to raise money to support children's charities. Since we were not able to perform live concerts this year (and concerts are definitely the best way we have to raise money), we are linking our VI Family Virtual Video (link here) to this money pot, where you can donate any amount you want to support two different children's charities:OMEGA 90The "Kannerservice" from Omega 90 asbl, a Luxembourg based NGO, proposes consulting services to families, where children need psychological support in order to cope with the grief after the loss of a loved one, a parent, or a brother or sister.For more information: Hamilius Junior FoundationIn 1998, Jean Hamilius Jr.’s family and friends created the “Fondation Jean Hamilius Junior” to honour the memory of Jean who passed away the same year. The Foundation’s objective was the funding of a house for children in socio-emotional difficulties, named “Kannerhaus Jean” after the deceased.In 2020, the Foundation has set itself the mission of carrying out a new project to support young adults (18-26 years old) in psychosocial distress, the "Biergop" managed by the Cercle Eric Haas asbl.For more information: the money raised with this money pot will be donated to these two Luxembourgish charities! If you are a contributor, you will receive the information once the money is donated!Please note, you may notice a pending charge of €1 on your account, in addition to your donation amount. Rest assured that this €1 charge will disappear after your bank has completed verification checks and will not be charged.Thank you and happy holidays!



Seminar in Albuquerque in April 2020

Seminar in Albuquerque in April 2020

Hello friendsPlease help the first-time seminarians from Mexico and Nicaragua get to Albuquerque in April 2020. Some of them have been preparing for over two years. Feel free to contribute any amount, large or small. Every euro helps reach the target.Their photos and accompanying bios can be seen in Facebook or Google Photos in albums called Seminar 2020 Albuquerque. After clicking on an individual photo, you may need to select “info” in order to see the bios, which are in 3 languages.The Facebook & Google Photos links follow, below.Thanks !-----------------------------------------------Bonjour les amisVeuillez aider les nouveaux séminaristes du Mexique et du Nicaragua à se rendre à Albuquerque en avril 2020. Certains d'entre eux se préparent depuis plus de deux ans. N'hésitez pas à cotiser n'importe quel montant, petit ou grand. Chaque euro aide à atteindre l'objectif.Leurs photos et les bios qui les accompagnent peuvent être vues sur Facebook ou Google Photos dans des albums appelés Seminar 2020 Albuquerque. Après avoir cliqué sur une photo individuelle, il se peut que vous ayez besoin de sélectionner "info" pour voir les bios, qui sont en 3 langues.Les liens pour Facebook et Google Photos suivent, ci-dessous.Merci !-------------------------------------------------Hola amigosPor favor, ayuden a los seminaristas que vienen por primera vez de México y Nicaragua a llegar a Albuquerque en abril de 2020. Algunos de ellos se han estado preparando durante más de dos años. Siéntase libre de contribuir con cualquier cantidad, grande o pequeña. Cada euro ayuda a alcanzar el objetivo.Sus fotos y las semblanzas que las acompañan se pueden ver en Facebook o Google Photos en álbumes llamados Seminar 2020 Albuquerque. Después de hacer clic en una foto individual, es posible que tengan que seleccionar "info" para ver las semblanzas, que están en tres idiomas.Los enlaces para las fotos de Facebook y Google siguen a continuación.¡ Gracias ! Facebook : Google Photos :



Together for Selim!

Together for Selim!

Hi dear Selim's friends!As most of you already know, Selim had a serious accident while traveling in New Zealand. He will be staying at the hospital until his repatriation to France. The injury was to his spinal cord, so his actions are limited at this time. Due to the nature of his injury, he spends his days lying on his bed and trying to recover as much as he can.We really would like to bring him some joy and sun after this tragic event. So first of all we were hoping to gift him a Nintendo Switch and some cool games to help him have more entertaining days and a lighter mood to pull through this awful situation. Showing him our support will definitely help him to keep going. :)We know this will be a long journey and he will need all the support he can get while he adjusts to these changes. So rest assured that all the money raised will be used wisely to help him with this big new challenge. For now we are trying to move step by step and focus on his comfort and mental health.Your support is more than precious. Please send him as much as you desire: messages, videos, love, anything that could help him to get through this difficult time! Let's help him keeping smiling and fighting no matter what. :)Thank you so much for being here for him! Lots of love ❤️️(Of course we'll keep you updated!!) Salut les ami-e-s !Comme la plupart d'entre-vous le savent déjà, Selim a eu un grave accident en Nouvelle-Zélande l'obligeant à rester à l'hôpital pour plusieurs semaines avant son rapatriement en France. Sa colonne vertébrale a été durement touchée et il doit passer ses journées allongé à essayer de récupérer le plus possible.Pour tenter de les rendre un peu moins longues et pénibles, nous nous cotisons pour lui offrir une Nintendo Switch et quelques jeux sympas qui, on l'espère, rendront son quotidien plus divertissant. :)Cela reste une petite goutte d'eau pour l'instant et il aura définitivement besoin de votre aide plus tard mais chaque chose en son temps ! Notre priorité du moment est son confort et sa santé mentale. Bien sûr, tout l’argent récolté sera exclusivement utilisé à bon escient et pour l’aider, maintenant ou après son retour en France. Car nous savons que la transition sera un vrai challenge et qu’il aura besoin de toute l’aide nécessaire.Votre soutien est très précieux, aussi n'hésitez pas à lui écrire, lui envoyer des audios ou vidéos, de l’amour, tout ce qui pourra l'aider à garder le moral et lui montrer que nous sommes tous là, derrière lui ! Car si vous l'aidez à garder son sourire et sa force, il les gardera. :)Merci du fond du cœur d'être là pour lui ! Des bisous ❤️️(On vous tient au courant!!)



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