₱8,000.00raised of ₱250,000.00 goal goal
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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.
- Jm Villa
- Fundraising Manager
November 27,2018Update posted by Jm Villa at 01:25 pm
update: klein just had his another blood transfusion yesterday because of continuous blood on his drain & CBC result. lungs,heart,vitals,fever,sugar were closely monitored, w blood drain from his back & w urine catheter(practicing now on his own control then possible removal after). continuous IV meds such as paracetamol,cefuroxime antibiotic, oral. . . . .
Successful operationUpdate posted by Jm Villa at 03:51 am
Good Morning. thank you God..We can't Thank you all enough for all the Love & Prayers that you all sent yesterday while Klein had his scoliosis surgery. It was 12.6hrs (0620-1900hrs) then proceeded after in Post Anesthesia Care Unit for 5.5hrs (1900-0030hrs) &had a pretty painful day after surgery. They. . . . .
Operation ScheduleUpdate posted by Jm Villa at 01:23 pm
Greetings, Vinzent Mcklein’s operation will be on November 22,2018 at 6:00am. We seek prayer for a successful and speedy recovery for him as it wil will a major operation. We wholeheartedly thank everyone who showed their unending support, extended their warm wishes and prayer to Mcklein most especially to those
Daily exercise!!Update posted by Jm Villa at 09:45 am
This is one of the few exercises Mcklein is doing. Due to his curvature the passage to the airway of his lungs is slightly being blocked hence, he needs to this breathing exercise. He does this twice a day, 100 puff.
Donation UpdateUpdate posted by Jm Villa at 09:23 am
Greetings everyone,As of today, we are able to raise offline donation of PHP 51,000 and PHP 7,000 from 5 backers, a total amount raised of PHP 58,000. Thank you so much to all donors, not only to those who helped financially, we would also like to thank those who donated
Donation updateUpdate posted by Jm Villa at 02:25 am
Greetings!! Thank you so much to everyone who has been continously sharing this fund raising campaign and so as to those who are extending their help. As of today, we currently have 4 backers and was able to raise PHP 5,183 and offline donation to PHP 48,000.Total amount raised is
Admission and Operation ScheduleUpdate posted by Jm Villa at 07:06 am
Update on Money RaisedUpdate posted by Estee Engao at 04:36 pm
Hi everyone,Just an update! We are overwhelmed on messages about prayers and help we get from a lot of people. We got 2 campaign backers, and we are able to raise over PHP 4,000 and PHP 38,000 offline totalling to PHP42,123. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to
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