Hehuni's spine tumor operation

My brother in law Hehuni Geri Tau (brother of my wife) from Papua New Guinea is in urgent need of an operation to remove a tumor from his spine. For several months he has been unable to use his legs and been confined to a wheel chair. Hehuni is the sole bread-winner for a wife and 12 year old son but  has been unable to work for 6 months due to his condition.  Income protection insurance doesn't exist in PNG.

A MRI scan in Adelaide this week found the tumor. The tumor has only just been diagnosed because a suitable MRI doesn't exist in PNG and it was a difficult process to get Hehuni a visa for Australia. If he doesn't get an operation soon he will be a permanent  paraplegic and will lose control of his bladder and bowels. The operation can't be done in PNG. Because Hehuni is not an Australian resident/citizen Medicare & health insurance will NOT cover any of the operation. The operation will cost thousands of $.
The operation will be at the Royal Adelaide Hospital or Flinders Hospital in Adelaide South Australia.

If you can contribute towards the cost of this operation that would be appreciated. 

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
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    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Brian Eckermann 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
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    • $200 
    • 49 mos
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    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer

Michael Nietschke 
Organizer
Ebenezer SA

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