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2016 Zanzibar channel crossing in an inflatable for cardiologists in Tanzania

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BENEFITING: MADAKTARI AFRICA

EVENT DATE: Jun 05, 2016

Maarten Hoek

THE STORY:

Did you know that only a tiny fraction of all the children in Tanzania who need medical intervention due to congenital heart disease or suffer from heart disease due to infectious diseases are able to see, and treated by a cardiologist? And did you know, that mostly all it takes to save the child’s life is a short surgery? Madaktari Africa provides much needed training to medical specialists in Tanzania, including the training of cardiologists. I am going to do something never done before to raise awareness and money for the training of cardiologists in Tanzania; I am going to kayak across the Zanzibar channel in an inflatable kayak. That’s right. A pretty crazy plan. I will depart from Dar es Salaam at 0400 local time, Dar es Salaam, and aim to arrive in Zanzibar 8-10 hours later. On the way I will have to cope with big ocean swells, strong currents, and unpredictable wind. It will be tiring and painful. Please donate to Madaktari and help me raise $10.000 to train cardiologists and make a lasting impact on the lives of many children and adults alike. It’s worth it! For more info: www.Madaktari.org

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$2,130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Simone

    $30

  • The Somerset Careys

    $50

  • From Züri with love

    $250

  • TKJF

    $100

  • dita reichenberg

    $250

  • from Driebergen

    $100

  • Rich and Gemma

    $75

  • Ca and Dilan Ellegala

    $500

  • Janet

    $100

  • Freek en Liesbeth

    $150

  • Lana

    $25

  • Peter O'Brien, MD

    $500

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21% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Peter O'Brien, MD

Peter O'Brien, MD

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Lana

Lana

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Freek en Liesbeth

Freek en Liesbeth

DONATION: $150

"Never was anything great achieved without danger". We will be rooting for you! 1 year ago

Janet

Janet

DONATION: $100

Great project! 1 year ago

Ca and Dilan Ellegala

Ca and Dilan Ellegala

DONATION: $500

Stupid bro, respected boss; we won't let you do stupid things ...alone. Good cross, stay away from the sting ray. 1 year ago

Rich and Gemma

Rich and Gemma

DONATION: $75

Good luck Maarten. I hope the suggestion in the comments section of 'in memory' hasn't read what your challenge is! P.s Can I suggest helium for inflating the canoe? 1 year ago

from Driebergen

from Driebergen

DONATION: $100

I know you; you can do it. Stay save, please 1 year ago

dita reichenberg

dita reichenberg

DONATION: $250

good luck! stay save! 1 year ago

TKJF

TKJF

DONATION: $100

Good luck amigo. 1 year ago

From Züri with love

From Züri with love

DONATION: $250

Fuck yeah dude, that's as stupid as it gets. I like it. 1 year ago