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Success! Emiliana from Guatemala raised $1,525 to get healthy.

Emiliana
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  • $1,525 raised, $0 to go
$1,525
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$0
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Fully funded
Emiliana's treatment was fully funded on September 10, 2012.

Emiliana is a 52-year-old mother of three young school children fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She has powered through most of her chemotherapy like a champ, and has just three more rounds to go before she is finished with treatment.

Emiliana has a large and devoted family that has been able to scrape together enough cash to pay for her medical expenses so far, but their financial resources are now exhausted. Without medical insurance or a safety net to catch her, Emiliana is out of options.

If Emiliana gets these last three rounds of treatment, she will have a fair shot at getting back to being the strong and healthy mother that her young children need.

It’s up to us to make sure Emiliana makes it to the finish line. Let’s help her kick cancer’s butt!

Emiliana is a 52-year-old mother of three young school children fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She has powered through most of her chemothe...

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Emiliana's Timeline

  • September 01, 2012
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emiliana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 10, 2012
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emiliana's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Emiliana's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 61 donors

Funded by 61 donors

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Malyne

“I want to help other people when I grow up,” says Malyne, a seven-year-old girl from Kenya. Malyne had a happy childhood until August of this year, when she began complaining of headaches. Her parents gave her over-the-counter painkillers, but these did not help much. After several hospital visits failed to resolve the issue, Malyne also began to develop what seemed like symptoms of a mental problem: she would talk to herself and wander for long distances if not looked after. Her right limbs became numb, and her eyesight dwindled. Frightened, Malyne’s parents obtained CT and MRI scans for Malyne. These tests revealed that Malyne has a brain tumor. She urgently needs a surgical procedure known as craniotomy, in which the surgeon will temporarily open her skull to remove the tumor. If not treated, Malyne is at risk of undergoing brain damage, permanent vision loss, or death. Though this operation is essential for Malyne, her parents cannot afford it. Malyne’s mother sells groceries while her father works in road construction. Nearly all of their combined income goes towards the daily needs of their three children, and so they are only able to contribute $51 towards their daughter’s surgery. We need your help to raise an additional $1,500 for Malyne’s operation on December 6, as well as her lab tests and medications. Let’s make sure Malyne has the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong—so she can one day help others, as she hopes to.

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$885raised
$615to go

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