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£1,020raised of £1,000 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,020 to provide urgent support help a very sick colleague, mother and friend in Liberia access medical treatment in Ghana

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    I am urgently seeking funding for a colleague, mother and friend in Liberia, who is in desperate need of sufficient diagnosis and treatment for HIV and underlying illnesses in Ghana. In order to respect her wish due to the stigma attached to HIV in Liberia, I am keeping her identity confidential.

    Liberia is one of the poorest countries in Africa, if not the world, and is still recovering from the long running civil war, and recently Ebola. Some of us in ERM have tried to seek appropriate care in Liberia to support her. There are no resources to properly diagnose the symptoms that are attacking her immune system and she is becoming gravely ill. With proper diagnosis she will have access to the right combination of medication giving her a 70% chance of survival. At the moment her chances are minimal. Her husband has been advised that she needs to access care in Ghana where the health system is much more advanced. Her husband and children (ages 4 and 12) are all free of HIV and it is possible that it was contracted when she was looking after HIV infected orphans.

    I have been working with her for the past year, until she became sick, and she is a truly inspiring woman. She has dedicated herself to the NGO sector for many years now and has helped people all over Liberia.

    She and her family would be beyond grateful if you could spare some funds to give something back to all the people that she has helped and for the work that she has done for ERM.

    With sincere gratitude and thanks
    Natasha

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    • Natasha Ezekiel

      Natasha Ezekiel

      11 days ago

      Natasha Ezekiel

      Thank you everyone for helping to achieve the £1000 target - such an amazing effort and I know how much its appreciated. For those that have included your names on your donations, I will keep you informed of any developments. For those who have chosen to remain anonymous, do email me if you would like any updates. Thanks again for your kind generosity and support! Natasha

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      Natasha Ezekiel

      22 days ago

      Natasha Ezekiel

      Hi All, Just to let you know that I sent the first tranche of funds to the family earlier this week to book flights to Ghana and received words of heartfelt gratitude (in Liberian English): "Thank you very much. You made our day build our for M's survivability... We will ever remain grateful.. You gave me reason to believe that M will be fine through your tireless efforts and contributions...God will surely bless your hard work"... Thank you everyone for your generous contributions! I will keep you updated. Natasha

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      Natasha Ezekiel

      a month ago

      Natasha Ezekiel

      Thank you all so much for your very generous donations - we are almost there already! To those that have remained anonymous, and those that have made significant donations of £100 - I would love to thank you directly so feel free to email me if you feel happy to do so. Depending where we are by the end of the weekend, I am planning to send an initial tranche of funds on Monday so that flights can be booked as we need to get M to Ghana sooner rather than later. I will keep you all updated regarding her progress! Thanks again!

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2016

      £10.00

    • sheila woodward

      sheila woodward

      Nov 28, 2016

      Hope all goes well

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2016

      £30.00

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