Currently, 5 of the children are in crisis with varying degrees of kidney disease or failure. Hospitals won't diagnose or treat the children without advanced payment. The youngest - Trevor - was in complete kidney failure and we have managed to get together enough funds ($1000) to get him the medical care he needs. He started the dialysis treatment yesterday and seems to be responding ok. The other children have not yet been examined and it is a terrible situation where Henry has to decide if he will pay for food or for medical exams. Everyone is currently living on just 1 meal a day.
In the past, Henry has never asked for money, but occasionally Miriam has sent him some. The photos are of a better time (2 years ago) when Miriam sent them a small donation of food and books. Henry showed his gratitude by sending the photos of the (very grateful) family.
Our goal with this gofundme page is to raise enough money to help this family through the medical crisis, supplement their food, and help them build a shelter on the farmland so they can have a roof over their heads.
Henry is resourceful, hard-working and dedicated, so we fully anticipate that he will be back on his feet once the crisis is averted.
Anything that you can contribute - even $5 - will help! Thank you so much!
Pictured below are:
Kellen (8), Henry (29), and Trevor. (4.5) Left to Right.
Kellen (8), Henry (29), Trevor (4.5), Daisy (6), Kenneth (10)
Standing is Rashid (17). Then Kellen (8), Kenneth (10), Troy with cabbage (8), Trevor in front (4.5).
Daisy (6) and Ezra (11) with books
Hellenic (nicknamed Allen - 14). She is the power and hope of the family. She and Rashid take care of the family. She's been to school for a couple of years and she's bright and motivated.
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