Over 600 people I don't really know have friended me on Facebook. Only one of them has really become a friend. Ebrima Khan grew up in rural Gambia, one of the smallest and poorest of African countries. He is the youngest of 13 children and the only one in the history of his family to get an education. As a child, he walked many miles for it every day. He is going blind from an infection he got at the age of three. Eye Associates of New Mexico has agreed to treat him pro bono. A wealthy donor has agreed to cover his airfare. Now we just need funds to support him for the 8-12 weeks he needs to remain here for his treatment (consultation, two separate eye surgeries and follow up).
I have been communicating with Ebrima over two years now. He is a caring, intelligent, highly motivated, fine young man. He would like to get a higher education in the UK or the US. He did complete his three-year School of Education program and began teaching till the pain, itching and loss of sight forced him to stop. He has returned to his rural village and family due to the expense of living in the city without income. For me, this is a rare opportunity to make a huge, desperately needed difference in the life of someone less fortunate. I invite you to join me in making a small or large donation to bring him here for the treatment he so dearly needs. If we don’t, he will probably languish in blind poverty for the rest of his life instead of advancing his education and benefiting his family, his country and the world as he is so capable of and motivated to doing. Ebrima has spent what little he has to go to scores of local healers. He recently traveled to a nearby country and gave his last bit of money and cell phone away to someone who promised he could help. Let’s truly help him by getting this done. Please contribute any amount that works for you, even if only a dollar. Every dollar will help. For full documentation, please click here
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page. If I had the wherewithal, I would bring him here in a flash. Unfortunately, I don't. You can help. (As of yet, there is no M Foundation. Perhaps someday there will be.)