I'm an American medical student on an exchange program in Bulgaria (country in Europe)
In my hospital visits I met a young family whose son has a rare genetic defect - Ectopia Cordis, meaning his heart is outside his chest. This prevents the heart from developing where it should, leaving it defenseless and exposed outside of the protection of the chest wall.
The defect affects about 1 in 126,000 births.
Unfortunately the young family's monthly income is around $500 (the average bulgarian salary is $650 dollars, as Bulgaria is considered one of the poorest countries in the EU)
As a medical student, who doesn't yet earn any income I cannot help them financially, but I want to do something about it so I created this campaign to find like-minded people willing to help.
The family has stated that slowly they are saving up money for the necessary surgery, but time is of the essence!
Our mission is to give them a little boost, every little bit of help counts :)
I want to THANK you all in advance! Because of your kindness, a little baby boy will grow up to become a healthy man.