Emergency global healthcare

$1,114 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
10 years ago this summer I was suddenly a cancer patient, with a diagnosis of a usually-incurable disease, follicular lymphoma.  The fear and sadness that I felt were almost overwhelming. Today, 10 years later, with no detectable disease (not that I'm looking), I am thinking of the millions of people who have no access to the kind of medical care I had, who face similar medical conditions in infinitely worse social conditions.

With so much energy in the US being diverted to our political crisis, for good reason, I want to pause a little and do some direct humanitarian assistance abroad. Doctors Without Borders is a great organization doing vital work around the world. This year I am honoring their efforts to provide medical assistance to migrants fleeing violence and instability in Central America. 

I will match contributions to Doctors Without Borders up to $1000, plus the $80 or so GoFundMe will charge to collect it. Thank you.

(The picture is a portrait of me by my 4-year-old daughter from the summer of 2008)
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$1,114 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Doctors Without Borders
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Brooklyn, NY
EIN: 133433452
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Cathy Zimmer
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