Dear friends, family, and all others with generous hearts,
When we first started helping the people of Awka, Nigeria and its surrounding areas, Fr. Jerome was in Long Island, NY telling us stories about this region and its troubles.
In case you didn't know, this area of eastern Nigeria is known as Biafra, which was subjected to genocidal war and the political use of famine to control and disable people in the communities. Currently, violence against peaceful protesters continues.
Fr. Jerome, who organized our 2014 efforts, continues working on medical missions, specifically to improve medical care in Awka, as well as providing access to this care for remote jungle villages.
Fr. Jerome has been appointed CEO and Manager of Regina Caeli Specialist Hospital in Awka. This is the only hospital in the area that accepts all who ask for help (private and government hospitals require financial/insurance proof before care is rendered).
The reality is that with little resources not much can be done. However, with few resources he still accomplished a lot: opening free clinics to 5 outlying areas, and providing low cost care at the main hospital. A Father on a mission!!!
Over the last 2 years here is what a "Father on a Mission" looks like:
· ENT (ears, nose, and throat) equipment was purchased to treat ear disease.
· New digital x-ray equipment was purchased at a soaring cost of $75,000 (old equipment broke more than a year ago), but there is no back up if this equipment goes down.
· A full dental suite with 2 setups to provide care was generously donated by Dr. Bill and Mrs. Mary O‘Shaughnessey, but we are still looking for a Head CT scanner for dental, ENT and oral surgery.
Several missions have been completed, and a new one (with over 20 physicians) is planned for March 2018. There is still so much more that needs to be done in order to help prevent disabling sickness and, in many cases, death.
We are sincerely grateful for your interest and help as we begin to launch a series of new campaigns!!!!
If everyone gives a little, and encourages others to do the same, we can create a
to accomplish new medical missions goals for 2018.
Geometric progression sounds like complex geometry, but it's simple math. By ONE person asking 20 others for $1, and then those 20 asking 20 of their friends to donate, and those 20 others do the same... ALL OF A SUDDEN $20 TURNS INTO $168,420 with only 4 levels of people giving.
LET'S GET STARTED TOGETHER TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS IN NIGERIA!!!!!
#1 Project: Renewable energy for the hospital.
More than 25% of the budget goes to electric generators run by gasoline, as there is no reliable electric grid in this area. The gasoline generators also pollute the air of Awka causing respiratory problems. Providing solar-energy generators would reduce hospital costs and the savings can be invested in equipment, medicine, etc. In addition, it would improve air quality for our beautiful country of Nigeria and our planet!
#2 Project: C-Arm Fluoroscopy Unit.
Orthopedic injuries are one of the most expensive services and are very common. The hospital is in need of a C-Arm Fluororoscopy unit, estimated to cost approximately $100,000 for real-time surgeries. The hospital has a gifted surgeon whose talents are limited by the lack of sophisticated equipment. The fluroscopy unit allows a doctor to detect an injury through sharp imaging, resulting in less invasive procedures and reducing the risk of infection.
We plan to share our journey with you, keeping you updated on our progress, and our fundraising goals!
ALL FUNDS GO TO:
FATHER JEROME OLIVER FOUNDATION INC.
Please read and use the following for your chain email
to send to your friends and contacts......
Dear Family, friends and others with generous hearts,
I am asking you to join our chain letter of love and purpose in raising funds for a hospital in the state of Biafra (Eastern Nigeria) for the Regina Caeli Hospital with people in dire need of medical assistance.
In case you didn’t know, this state underwent a horrific civil war where the people were subjected to genocidal war and the government used famine to control and disable the people in the communities. Currently, this violence against peaceful protesters continues.
Still today the people of this state suffer from lack of proper medical care. Just imagine-------
your daughter has a urinary tract infection for her entire life and it kills her!
an injury from an accident that could have been fixed properly if the Orthopedic Doctor had the proper tools - but instead, he doesn’t and you leave the hospital with an outdated surgery that leaves you subjected to infection because your wound is open.
This is everyday life for the people in the city of Awka within the state of Biafra Nigeria. These people, this hospital need your help!
The American Board members for Regina Caeli Hospital have started a second -GOFUNDME campaign called Monies for Medical Machinery WWW.gofundme.com/Monies-for-Medical-Machinery
WE ARE RELYING ON A SIMPLE GEOMETRY THAT YOU DONT HAVE TO STUDY FOR------
just do the math IN A Geometric progression ASKING FOR VERY LITTLE FROM EACH DONOR
we ask 20 people to donate $1 and each of you ask your 20 people to ask another 20 people to donate $1…. and so on… and so on…. you see this math is simple and we can generate a huge amount of support in a very short time. And this is if everyone only gives $1. Yes $1 in a geometry lesson can raise the target of our $350,000
20 TURNS TO 400 TO 8000 TO 160,000 ETC....
Please give whatever you can, most importantly, please share the commitment to asking as many people as possible and the growth of the chain will make a huge difference to so many lives….
Please copy this email and send it out and send to the originator of your chain a response that you have begun and continued the chain.
May God Bless your efforts,
YOUR NAME, Fr Jerome Madumelu, Dr Pamela Gallagher and The People of Nigeria
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