If you have a chance to help someone have a better quality of life, would you do lend a hand?
Meet Klein — a positive and free-spirited teenage boy who wants nothing but to live an ordinary life. However, his fate hasn't been so easy, since he has been diagnosed with a condition called Marfan Syndrome when he was a child.
Marfan Syndrome or MFS is not something you hear about everyday, right? But it sure exists. It is a condition where connective tissue is abnormal. This can affect the heart, blood vessels, eyes, lungs, and nervous system.
People with MFS tend to have unusually long arms, legs, and fingers; tall and thin body; curved spine; and so on. The signs and symptoms of Marfan syndrome vary greatly. Some people experience only mild effects, but others develop life-threatening complications. In most cases, the disease tends to worsen with age.
In Klein's case, he has developed severe case of scoliosis (a condition wherein the spine curves in a C or S manner), and this is needed to be treated immediately.
If left untreated, his spine will continue to curve, which heightens the chance of his heart and lungs getting affected. Klein will have a hard time breathing and his heart will be at risk of getting compressed by the spine.
And now we are here, knocking on your hearts to help this 16-year old kid live a better life. We are in need of PHP 250,000 to be able to send Klein for surgery. His scheduled date for surgery is on November 20, 2018. Klein's family has already raised some portion of the money needed but they have already used up all their resources, hence, here we are, trying to do everything we can to help Klein get the surgery that he needs. PHP 250,000 will make up for Klein's surgery and brace costs, as well as other recovery treatments.
Presently, Klein has stopped schooling because of his condition, and also because he is being bullied. Our goal with this campaign is not only to raise funds for Klein's surgery, but to also raise awareness about MFS. People with this condition shouldn't be taunted for the way they look, instead they should be loved and cared for as they are fragile human beings who need our support.
Klein's family wants nothing for him but to have a better quality of life — to live with MFS but still be able to graduate, fall in love, get married, fail, succeed, and experience everything that life has to offer. While there is no cure for MFS, there is sure lots of love in the world, so we're hoping you show some love to Klein and everyone with MFS.
For everyone who wish to donate, you can do so through this page. All you have to do is simply click on the donate button and it will take you to the PayPal portal where you can sign in to your PayPal account or straight away donate using your credit or debit cards.
Donations are also accepted via bank transfer to the account of Klein's mother. Full info below:
We will keep you all posted on Klein's recovery. He will be undergoing a series of therapy as well, hence, exceeding our target amount will be beneficial to his recovery.
Thank you in advance to everyone who read and donated. Please help share this fundraising campaign and spread awareness about MFS. You will be making a difference to the affected people's lives.
To know more about MFS, please visit www.marfan.org.