Emily Sessoms via Crowdrise
December 19, 2010
BENEFITING: FREE BURMA ALLIANCE INC
Network 355 is a NYC based network of socially responsible professional women who volunteer their expertise to raise awareness about humanitarian and cultural causes.
Free Burma Alliance, Network 355 with support from Amnesty International held a fundraiser on October 16th, 2010 to raise money for critical cardiac surgeries for four Burmese children cared for by the Burma Children Medical Fund (Mae Tao Clinic). The cost of each surgery is $5,000. If left untreated, the children – Shin Aw Ba Tha, Hell May Say, Surin, and Thant Zin Win – face critical illness or death.
In spite of our hard work for several months to make this fundraiser a success, we were unable to raise enough funds to cover the surgeries. We need your help to raise additional funds to cover the heart surgery for “Novice Monk” Shin Aw Ba Tha and the three other Burmese refugee kids afflicted with heart disease. Please help us to make this happen and save their lives. Any donations are appreciated.
I am traveling abroad to work in Chiang Mae and Mae Sot with Burmese refugees this month with my school, and I hope this project will help spread awareness about the plight of many children and women in these camps.