The news is dire. But you can help keep it from becoming desperate.
Our patient-friend’s condition is worsening, fast. Assefa’s doctors have detected tuberculosis in his intestines and hepatitis in his liver. (We await update from St. Yared Hospital. See a previous report here.)
They are treating him, including medications, but Assefa is quickly weakening. Doctors & other witnesses attest now that he is sometimes in unbearable pain, and his morale is plummeting.
It is urgent that he receive the transplant, without delay. (Read his family’s heart-wrenching appeal, here.)
(Dr. Srinidhi Chidambaram, Medical Coordinator of the International Patients Service at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, has provided a quote for all medical/hospital costs for the transplant in the amount of $14,385 USD, or 650,000 Indian Rupees. Check back soon for a post of the estimated total costs, including transportation.)
Already two siblings of Assefa – and older sister & younger brother, Robert – have been identified as having the right blood type.
NCCL has already collected $3,423, which we are using to get the ball rolling — to prep and transport Assefa and his donor to the hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu State, in the south of India.
A little more than $10,000 more will pay for the transplant.
Time and your charity are of the essence. Will you be a good Samaritan? Please, donate now to save Assefa’s life.
Click here to make a tax-deductible donation using PayPal.
Or mail your check payable to “NCCL” with a memo, “for Assefa”, to 621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA.
Small or large, prayers or alms, please give generously to save this young man’s life!