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Cooperation with Salesians in Ethiopia continues, sparing young Ethiopian’s life in preparation for kidney transplant

There is more good news told on the Baraki Family Blogger, summarized here below.

The NCCL apostolate of Whitehall, Pennsylvania (USA), has sent more gifts to Salesian Missions in Ethiopia, to help pay the expenses of the ongoing hemodialysis and other related medical tests for Assefa Hailu Baraki, the young refugee from Irob Land who is a patient at St. Yared General Hospital in Addis Ababa.

Thanks to the benefactors and sponsors from the United States, Assefa’s health has been relatively stable because of the regular hemodialysis he receives. These treatments will not cure him, but do prolong his life until he undergoes, God willing, kidney transplant surgery in the United States anticipated in the near future.

To: Rev. Brother Cesare Bullo, SDB
Provincial House – Salesians of Don Bosco
Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA

Reverend and dear Brother Cesare,

in belated completion of my intentions expressed in the e-mail of January 10 (copied below), I have finally yesterday [Jan. 19] ordered the transfer via bank wire to the Salesian account the promised gift in the amount of $2,000 US to pay for Asefa Hailu Baraki’s continued kidney/hemo dialysis and the hepatitis B (HBV) test.

The National Coalition of Clergy & Laity apostolate has received that amount in gifts from faithful who contribute to the medical care of Asefa Hailu Baraki, patient in the hospitals & clinics of Addis Ababa.

The transaction number which our bank has assigned to today’s transfer is 12-01-19-112xxx.

Approximately $260 US (ca. 4,500 ETH Birr) of the transfer is intended to pay for the HBV test ordered by Dr. Seifu.

By the estimates in the e-mail of January 10, the remaining $1,740 should cover payments (since ca. December 21) for dialysis until approximately February 25.

Please accept my repeated thanks for your charity and the charity of the Salesian Community’s assistance in this ongoing medical emergency.

Sincerely in Christ,
Gregory P. Lloyd, M.A.
Executive Director
National Coalition of Clergy & Laity

See the original post at the Baraki family blog, or explore their blog further by clicking here.

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