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Closed 23/03/2017

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£270raised of £2,650 target by 2 supporters

    Weʼve raised £270 to get 13 year-old Shermor to Boston, USA for critical burns treatment

    Location
    St George's, Saint George, Grenada
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

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    Young Shermor from Carriacou, Grenada has the chance to receive life-changing treatment, but needs lots of support to make it happen. Shermor Charles, 13, a Form 2 student of Hillsborough Secondary School and resident of Harvey Vale, suffered third degree burns four years ago when he was only 9 years old. Shermor has since experienced discomfort, unnatural skin growth and scarring and is considered a priority case for treatment that will help his skin return to normal.

    Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, USA has agreed to accept Shermor and to provide his critical treatment at no expense, treatment that is not available in Carriacou or Grenada. The hospital specialises in burn injuries for children and provides cutting-edge medical care.

    However, to get Shermor his much-needed treatment, funds are needed for:
    • Return flights / accommodation in Barbados to obtain visas for Shermor and sister
    • Visa expenses
    • Elements of treatment not covered by Shriners Hospital (dressings and medication)
    • Travel and living expenses in Boston, USA

    The Children’s Burn Foundation of Los Angeles is already supporting:
    • Return flights to Boston for Shermor and his sister
    • A food stipend in Boston

    It is also vital that accommodation is found for Shermor and Christonia in Boston for up to six months and both would really appreciate introductions to the city and to new friends. Please message us if you could support Shermor in this way.

    Shermor and Christonia are likely to be leaving for Boston in March 2017. Donations are vital since Shermor will need to return to Boston for further treatment numerous times until he is 18 years old. Shermor’s sister, Christonia, a waitress at the Kayak Kafe in Hillsborough, will be travelling with him to Boston to support him and act as his guardian.

    Shermor loves playing football and dreams of becoming a scientist. In his own words, Shermor said “I am extremely grateful for the assistance I am receiving.”

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    • Richard Van Neste

      Richard Van Neste

      a month ago

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    • Richard Van Neste

      Richard Van Neste

      3 months ago

      Richard Van Neste

      £650 has been raised 'offline' through community events! Our target is now to raise a further £2650 to reach £3300 total (approx $4000). Thank you to everyone involved in these events and to those who generously donated.

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    • Richard Van Neste

      Richard Van Neste

      3 months ago

      Richard Van Neste

      Our fundraising target has been adjusted. Although Shemor is likely to need further treatment until the age of 18, we now wish to focus our campaign on the immediate needs for Shermor's treatment in 2017. We hope you can help us reach the £3300 (approx $4000) target to ensure he can receive the critical treatment this year.

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    • Richard Van Neste

      Richard Van Neste

      5 months ago

      Richard Van Neste

      The following people are supporting fundraising efforts and logistics: Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Permanent Secretary Mrs Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester, Dr Sue Thomas, Mr Linton Lendore and Ms Camasha Thomas of the Division of Youth, Ms Corine Milne, The Ashby Windward Foundation, Kayak Kafe and Mr Richard Van Neste.

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 19, 2017

      Fantastic initiative, Ric! Glad to be able to contribute! Hope you can raise what's needed soon and good luck to Shermor with his treatment!

    • Susan Beech

      Susan Beech

      Nov 24, 2016

      Good luck.

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Richard Van Neste

    Richard Van Neste

    St George's, Saint George, Grenada

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