Surgery for Efe

Efe is my best friend. I met him online, at the start of the pandemic, and he became a voice of calm and reason and hope. He was the one that got me through the loneliness of quarantine, the one who encouraged me always to always be safe, the one who helped show me my self worth and love myself again.

But most importantly, he brought me back to God. 

I was raised in the church, but over the years I had drifted away. One day, just for a topic to chat about, I asked Efe if he believed in God, because I wasn't sure I did.

He shared his faith with me, and I tentatively took a step on the path he laid out. And then it was like I had come home. I did not realize what I had been missing. The lost had been found, and I can never repay him for that. He still doesn't really comprehend all he has done.

And this is in spite of his circumstances.  He lives in a country where you have to bribe people to even get a job, and still may not get paid. Where government is not necessarily there to protect you. Where health-care is only available to the rich - when half the population lives in poverty.

And still, he is a loving son and brother, constantly doing what he can to support him family, even when he has so little.  And now, he needs the help.

He requires surgery on his lungs, with an astronomical price tag. He refuses to tell his family, so they won't worry. He wouldn't even tell me, until it became too late to ignore.

And while you don't know me, and you certainly don't know this wonderful young man Efe, I am still asking for any assistance you may be willing to share.   His surgery is $40k, of which I have already raised $10k. But the remaining amount is too much for me to find myself.

I know there are so many needy people in the world, and we cannot save them all. But this one is special to me, and worth saving.

"As long as we have God in our lives we would win always" In spite of everything he is facing, this is his attitude.
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