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Help Issa Obtain Hernia Surgery

Organized by: Rut Mulero

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When the unthinkable happens.
April 06, 2016

After Yacoubou's accident, everything seemed ok. He was given first aid for his road rash from the motorcycle accident and told to take a few See More

THE STORY:

Issa Salifou is in need of surgery to repair his intestines from a hernia that he has suffered about a two months ago. Unfortunately, neither he nor his family can afford to pay for it. In 2008, I served for two years as a Community Health Specialist with the US Peace Corps in Benin. I was assigned to a rural maternity clinic in a northern province working on maternal and child health, disease prevention, and water and sanitation issues. It was during my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer that Yacoubou Salifou, an agricultural extension agent, and I met and fell in love. From the very beginning, Yacoubou has always expressed how important his family is to him, especially his parents. Like so many others in the rural parts of Benin, they have worked hard farming land all their lives and do not have much to show for it. Now, that Yacoubou parents are elderly, they cannot work anymore. They have no income and rely on their children to live. Issa Salifou is Yacoubou's father and my future father-in-law. We are seeking help to pay for his medical bills. The money that you donate will go directly to pay for his medical care including medication, surgery and equipment, hospital stay, follow-up care and transportation. We need your help in providing the medical care that my future father-in-law needs. Thank you for your support and generosity!

$930

 

93% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Matt and Erin

    $100

  • Tricia

    $50

  • Diana M.

    $50

  • Satin Matthews

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Joy & Justin Yucht

    $25

  • Vitaliy & Oksana from Ukraine

    $10

  • Dayna Wolter

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

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Rut Mulero

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

From Mary Ann Constantinides 2 years ago

Dayna Wolter

Dayna Wolter

DONATION: $25

Love you, Rut! Hope Issa gets well soon! 2 years ago

Vitaliy & Oksana from Ukraine

Vitaliy & Oksana from Ukraine

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Joy & Justin Yucht

Joy & Justin Yucht

DONATION: $25

Yuckies love Rut and all her family 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Satin Matthews

Satin Matthews

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Diana M.

Diana M.

DONATION: $50

Sending prayers of healing! 3 years ago

Tricia

Tricia

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Matt and Erin

Matt and Erin

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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