BENEFITING: American Leprosy Missions, Inc.
I started this fundraiser for two reasons. I want to raise awareness for Hansen's disease, better known as Leprosy, to help eradicate the negativity and stigma attached to it.
The second reason.....I just wanna help.
Hansen's is the oldest disease in the world. No disease produces more fear, or carries the stigma that leprosy does. There are millions of people around the world affected by leprosy including children who are shunned in their communities and very often by their own families. In Nepal alone 1,500 cases are diagnosed every year. People live in poverty and are not able to go to hospitals out of fear or because they have no way of getting there. American Leprosy Missions delivers the cure to remote parts of the world but they need help. They cannot do it alone. I would like to raise this money to help provide medicine (the cure) and solar panels ($60.00 dollars each panel - one for each household) to keep families warm during the coldest months of the year. I need your help to keep families warm and erradicate this disease and stigma from the world.
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