This is an appeal for help.
Sometimes you are in a life situation where you just must ask for help, which is not easy.
Now I'm there for my friend's sake. Daniel Machado is a friend in Brazil who has aggressive glaucoma and cataracts in his eyes that makes him blind to at least one of the eyes within 4-6 weeks. IF he not gets the surgery. The operation and medicines costs about 52,000 SEK. He has managed to save and raise 25,000 SEK on his own. Daniel has sold his car, his fridge and freezer, his stove, his mobile phone and borrowed from friends and relatives. He gets a break with all bills like electricity, water and TV / Internet, etc. But the economic and the political situation is very difficult in Brazil now. Nobody has the possibility to lend him so much money. Neither do I.
So I'm going to try this crowdfunding organization GoFundMe - which is set up just for these situations. Where many people can contribute a little to a person in need.
GoFundMe is an organization that has a site where you can put up your case, its appeal for help in a simple and easy way. Both for individuals and for charities. GoFundMe secures the donation and its transactions with bank contacts and provides a receipt for donation and purposes.
Who is Daniel Machado then? He is 36 years old and live in Rio de Janeiro. He has a bachelor’s in psychology but have been working as a police officer. He quit because Brazil's political situation is bad and dangerous. It's being shot to death 2 cops a week now. He left the police and started up an NGO for cancer-infected children and works with conversational therapy with families and parents on a voluntary basis. Daniel never asked me for contribution or me doing this for him, it is my idea to help a human out in a troubled time of life.
We have become close friends and therefore I appeal to my network for help. Even a small contribution is welcome. 50, 100 or whatever you can contribute it’s welcome. But it is urgent times for him to get the operation. He is just weeks away from going blind.
I'm all humbly grateful to you all for helping out. And I humbly ask you to share this plea to your network as well to reach more people for helping out. That is so important for this funding campaign, that your share this to your friends.
Send me an e-mail if you want to read it in Swedish or if you want to know more.
Sincerely/ Johanna Larson, Gotland Sweden
- Monika Jonsson
- Karin Hansson
- Britt-Louise Hemmingsson
- Jenny Andersson
- Mona Eriksson