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Weʼre raising £1,200 to 11-year old Richard Denu's surgery to correct his Mild Hydrocephalus and Arnold Chiari Malformation

Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK
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Meet 11 year-old Richard, who needs urgent financial help for an emergency surgical procedure in Ghana. REACT Humanitarian Network (http://www.rhncharity.org/) met Richard in 2017 and has since donated a number of items including a wheel chair to facilitate his mobility and education. However, earlier this May, REACT got the news they were not expecting from Richard's mother, Safia. Richard has Mild Hydrocephalus and Arnold Chiari Malformation which means for the past 6 years he has been suffering from a build-up of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain in excess. The excess fluid increased the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on his brain. Doctors said the pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage his brain tissues and cause a range of impairments in brain function therefore Richard requires a blood augmentation procedure to correct the situation.

Richard has been on the waiting list for years due to lack of funds and his situation is worsening such that he struggles to naturally defecate and urinate, often resulting in incontinence. Upon further assessment, Doctors have agreed to conduct an emergency surgical operation for Richard at a discounted price of 6000 Ghana Cedis (£1200 equivalent). However, this kind gesture has left Richard's mother restless as she is struggling to raise the money. Her only hope, she told REACT, is to borrow the money; if she can find a lender and pay in whatever way she can afterwards. REACT wishes to support but we have limited funds to meet the full cost to relief the burden on the family. Friends, we need your help and support to raise £1200. Please, please, please help donate any amount to our Justgiving Crowdfunding Page, so Richard can have this important life- changing emergency surgical operation.

Please remember no amount is too small. Thank you for your kind gesture!!!

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  • Wisdom Bessie-Dente1 month ago
    Wisdom Bessie-Dente

    Wisdom Bessie-Dente

    1 month ago

    Dear friends, this is to say a big 'thank you' to you from Richard, his family and the REACT fraternity for your kind gesture in giving him a 'new life'. Richard's operation, was indeed successful by virtue of your kind donations and act of humanity. He has since been discharged home and looking forward to going back to school with a renewed hope and sense of purpose. You raised a total of £92 (of £1200) through my 'justgiving' forum and l applaud & thank you fervently for your kind gesture!!!

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Page last updated on: 7/31/2018 5:37 PM

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  • charlotte shannon

    charlotte shannon

    Jul 31, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising for this young man. Best wishes.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 11, 2018

    Best wishes

    £30.00

  • Ugoh Njoku

    Ugoh Njoku

    May 29, 2018

    Keep up the good work! I hope it all goes well for this young child

    £10.00

  • Rosemary Marbell

    Rosemary Marbell

    May 20, 2018

    £15.00

  • Victor Y. Afun

    Victor Y. Afun

    May 13, 2018

    Richard, it is my prayer the super doctor, God in heaven heals you. It is well with you. Have a very speedy recovery.

    £37.00

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Wisdom Bessie-Dente

Wisdom Bessie-Dente

Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK

Wisdom, a social worker in the UK, is a Trustee/Patron at REACT Humanitarian Network (www.rhncharity.org) a registered charity in the UK, which aims to support poor disabled children into education in Ghana.

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