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Heart Surgery for 3 yr old Shaki

$2,550 of $2,400 goal

Raised by 34 people in 20 months
While we were in Uganda last month we met Shakira (Shaki), she is one of the children at the orphanage we were working at. Shaki is 3 years old and has had a hole in her heart since birth. The part that breaks my heart the most is that she is not able to live a complete life; she is constantly breathing heavy, she is weak and tired, and maybe worst of all she is so susceptible to every illness that comes along. The other children love her dearly and are so sweet to help and care for her. I can't say enough good about the ladies who care for her and the children; they do all they can but the possibility of raising the $2224 for her surgery is beyond their comprehension. They need our help.
The surgery will be done at Mulago Heart Institute in Kampala by Dr. Oktcho. I have asked for a little extra to cover travel costs for Shaki and a guardian.
Trust me when I say that if you could meet her you would fall in love just as deeply as I have.
Any amount will help.
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Thank you and God bless you! We have met and even exceeded our goal. I promise you that all the money collected will go to pay for Shakira's surgery, and if there is anything left it will go to her orphanage. I will share updates with you on her progress in the coming weeks.
When I first met Shaki a few weeks ago I knew that we had to help her, I also knew that neither Hanna or I were in a position to do this ourselves. I told Catherine (her caregiver) that we would come home and ask everyone we knew for help. So that is what we have done via social media.
I am overwhelmed by your support, and there are many of you that we don't even know. Thank you to those of you who donated, to those of you who shared with your friends, and to those of you who prayed with us.
I have one last thing to ask of you: Please pray for Shaki. I know that our Heavenly Father is real and that He will hear our prayers.
Thank you again and Merry Christmas
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Heart Surgery for 3 yr old Shaki has reached 58% of its goal. Thanks to Kathryn, Hanna and Brenda.
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We could still use your help. Little Shakira doesn't have the strength to play and fully enjoy life. With just a little more, you could help us give her the surgery she needs. Thank you for your support so far.
Shakira with Hanna
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$2,550 of $2,400 goal

Raised by 34 people in 20 months
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KN
$20
Katrina Nelson
20 months ago
$275
Anonymous
20 months ago
$100
Doreen McBride
20 months ago
$100
Trudy Iverson
20 months ago
$500
Nona Forsgren
20 months ago
$5
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20 months ago
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$5
Anne Armistead
20 months ago
$50
Cody Orvin
20 months ago
$50
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20 months ago
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$15
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