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    Default A Longer Life (split off)

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset ;"> Originally Posted by Chirimoya
    I met a man yesterday, a professional with a good job, but not someone who has more than enough to live on. His small daughter has a life-threatening but curable condition, and doctors here say she has to go to the US for the treatment. He now faces the agony of having to go cap-in-hand to everyone he knows, pull all possible strings he has, to collect the money (which is probably about the equivalent of his annual salary) if his daughter's life is to be saved. If he is not successful, it's a death sentence. I can't even begin to imagine what that must feel like, and hope I never have to.

    Life expectancy in the DR can be pretty low if you can't afford health care. I know that my cleaner's neighbours, friends and relatives pop off at an alarming rate, at relatively young ages, simply because that's what happens if you're poor and are unlucky enough to fall ill.

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    From Batich - If he accepts donation from a stranger PM me por favor.

    From Chirimoya - Sent you PM.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    .... His small daughter has a life-threatening but curable condition, and doctors here say she has to go to the US for the treatment. ...

    From Mirador - Chirimoya, could you please identify the condition?

    From Chirimoya - sent you a PM, too, Mirador.
    Last edited by Chris; 05-13-2007 at 10:02 AM.

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    Just bumping this thread as the splitting of threads did not work very well.

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    Update - I spoke to the girl's father this morning and he is e-mailing me the information people have asked me for, including more details about his daughter's medical condition, bank details for donations, etc. I will pass all this on to the posters in question personally by PM or e-mail.

    I also sent him advice about organisations that help families in these situations by covering some of their costs, sent by a kind DR1 member.


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    I don't know if Healing the Children is part of the info you already have.
    How We Heal

    Their partner organisation here is Fundacion Corazones Unidos. Contact is Dr. Luis Cuello, Fundacion Corazones Unidos, Calle Tetelo Vargas #22, Ensanche Naco, Santo Domingo, Tel: 809-567-4425 or 809-227-1410. Fax is 809-566-5732, email:[email protected]

    You probably know all this, just posting in case someone else comes across a similar situation.

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    Thanks for posting that information, Lambada. Another DR1er sent it to me via e-mail yesterday and I passed it on to the girl's father.

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    Default Treatment in North America

    Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto helps children get treatment as well.

    International Treatment Program

    Shriners Hospitals for Children in the USA are also really great.

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    It might be silly and irrelevant in this case (I am not a medical professional and don't know if this particur condition can be qualified) but sometimes patients who are willing to participate is some sort of medical research or trials in the US can get certain benefits in treatments.

    genome.gov | Financial Assistance Information NIH here in the US is doing this kind of work and there might be some private clinics.

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    Default Please Let Us Know What The "Medical Condition" Is Please!

    The Plaza de La Salud in Santo Domingo has International Doctors and medical teams visiting several times a year. They provide free care to Dominican Children in a variety of specialties. I need to know what is the "problem" before I can possibly assist them.
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    I'm still waiting for them to send me the precise details. I hope to have this information tomorrow. Meanwhile the first donation has been received and paid into the account.

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