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Pemphero from Malawi raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Pemphero
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Pemphero's treatment was fully funded on February 27, 2013.

Photo of Pemphero post-operation

Pemphero received surgery to repair her bowed legs.

With her bowed legs now corrected, Pemphero can walk normally and continue to develop properly. She will no longer have to endure pain and disability and can walk to school and play with the other children.

As you can tell from the photo, since the surgery both Pemphero and her father are two happy campers.

With her bowed legs now corrected, Pemphero can walk normally and continue to develop properly. She will no longer have to endure pain and d...

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Pemphero is a sweet girl whose parents want her to live a normal, healthy life. She is at the age where she is beginning to want to walk and run, but a medical condition threatens to prevent her from being able to live an active life.

Pemphero was born with bowed legs, a condition which causes her legs to turn inward and makes it difficult for her to walk. Her parents are worried that without treatment, Pemphero will miss out on opportunities that her peers will have in school, work, and adult life.

Pemphero lives in Malawi, where 74% of people live on less than $1.25 a day. CURE International can perform surgery to treat her condition, but her parents cannot afford to pay for her care. We hope to raise the $1000 needed to cover the cost of Pemphero’s treatment and enable her to live a happy, active life.

Pemphero is a sweet girl whose parents want her to live a normal, healthy life. She is at the age where she is beginning to want to walk and...

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Pemphero's Timeline

  • February 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pemphero's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pemphero's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pemphero. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

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$1,414raised
$86to go

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