Six months ago my six-year old granddaughter, Tonisha Rigaud, was diagnosed with a rare liver/pancreas disorder - a choledochal cyst and obstructive jaundice. She was hospitalized for some time because of the excruciating pain she was experiencing and her jaundiced (yellow) color. She is now discharged from the hospital, but is presently on a strict diet. However, she is still in pain, jaundiced and continuously itching. She now requires corrective surgery, including removal of her bile ducts, for this problem.
Tonisha is wishing and praying for a miracle. There is no expertise or resources to undertake the surgery locally in Trinidad, West Indies where she lives, so my family has to seek medical treatment abroad. Tonisha has been accepted to a foreign institution that will perform the surgery. However, the associated cost for the overall trip is very high. This has caused some hardship, but Tonisha has to get the help she badly needs. Tonisha needs the surgery immediately to avoid further damage to her liver.
My family would greatly appreciate your assistance with funding to offset some of the associated healthcare costs. Thank you in advance for any donation or contribution you can make towards this urgent effort to save my granddaughter's life.
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