Dalan Jennet, 14, lives on the island of Majuro in the Marshall Islands, and is just like any kid. He likes to climb trees, play basketball, and make music with his ukulele. But 5 years ago, after scaling a tree with some friends, he tripped and fell face-first onto a live wire. With flesh burned beyond repair, doctors had to remove his nose and several toes, leaving him with a painful injury. Since then, Dalan has stayed home from school, preferring to spend most of his days within the confines of his yard.
Through partnership with Dr. Tal Dagan (one of our volunteer ENT surgeons), New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, Mentor Worldwide, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health, and many others, Canvasback Missions will help Dalan receive a new nose with the application of a 3-D biomaterials printing process in New York City.
Dr. Dagan, NYEE, Mentor, and the RMI have generously donated the cost of Dalan's surgeries and flights, but there are many other related costs that need to be covered. Please help make it a reality with a donation to Canvasback Missions toward the required medical services and costs of his 3-month stay in the U.S.
Read more about Dalan: www.canvasback.org/dalan
Canvasback Missions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has worked to bring healthcare and health education to the islands of Micronesia since 1981. For more information about Canvasback Missions, and how you can help individuals like Dalan receive much needed healthcare, visit their website: www.canvasback.org
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