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Help us save little Paska's life

$11,770 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 3 months
Created February 27, 2019
Paska Care Team
Paska is a  gutsy and cheeky 6-year old boy from a village in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. He was born with a  minor facial tumour which has grown rapidly over his short life. It is currently the size of a small football and pushing into his eye, nose and mouth. His quality of life is declining every day - he has double vision, as well as difficulty eating, breathing and swallowing. His prognosis is poor without  urgent surgical intervention. There is no  hope of surgery in his home country. We are trying to raise funds for treatment overseas.

Little Paska is a lovely boy and melts the hearts of all who meet him. We hope that we can raise the money to have the tumour removed, allowing him to lead a normal life as all little children deserve. Any donation, however small, will help. Paska and his family thank you in advance.
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Hi everyone, apologies for not posting an update sooner but the situation has been very fluid and I'm not a great one for social media. I'll try to do better in future but this is just a quick post to let you know that we have a glimmer of hope from the Children's charity in Australia that they may have found a surgeon for Paska, but no idea on costs or hospital yet. Fingers crossed, we are waiting for more news and hoping that the fundraising continues so that we can access this option should it eventuate. Our backup plan is to send him to the Philippines for surgery, the most affordable alternative overseas treatment.

At this point we need to state upfront that myself and my two partners here in PNG will be managing the funds for Paska and his family. They have no access to a bank account and no capacity for dealing with the logistics involved with getting overseas medical help. Every cent raised, of course, will go towards life-saving surgery for this little boy.

Again, we would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has donated. Paska and his Dad and grandparents are touched by your generosity, as are we. Please feel free to spread the campaign further. Every little bit helps and we'll keep you updated as we get more news.

Cathy and the Paska Care Team
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$11,770 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 3 months
Created February 27, 2019
Paska Care Team
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