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Hope for Nairobi Children and their Helpers

Organized by: Adaberto Marquez

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We hope only to receive a fraction of the funds we actually need for now. We are looking to keep hope in the intervenists and the children they look after. Our association operates in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi, where there is still a strong culture that stigmatizes disability as a curse.  Lack of access to prenatal screening and giving birth with skilled personnel is one of the major causes of death and permanent disability for unborn children who often suffer from severe cerebral palsy and tetraplegia.  In addition, the level of health care for the population, especially those living in rural areas and in densely populated slum of Huruma and others like this, it is completely inadequate, and this is another reason, in addition to cultural conditioning, which leads the families to abandon their children with disabilities, either congenital or induced by infectious diseases or after trauma at birth.  Disabled orphans have no hope of being adopted in international adoption, nor in domestic adoption, still uncommon and exclusively reserved for healthy children of 0-3 years old belonging to the same ethinc group. For the vast majority of these children there is not even any adoptable method as it is considered a "waste of money."  All this, when added to the complete absence of therapies, and the non-schooling makes clear how these children are destined to a future of poverty. The project started at the specific request of the mother superior of the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage and the Director of Social Services in Nairobi with the clear desire to protect the fundamental right to health of 12 children with severe motor deficits, cognitive and sensory, in need of urgent and ongoing therapies.  These children, as orphans, they have no access to the necessary treatments that are mostly not available in the area or extremely expensive. Therefore the only possibility to be cared for, not being effectively adoptable, is to be placed under the protection of individual citizens whom can take care of them by providing the appropriate therapeutic interventions, and providing for their education and instruction. Each procedure of an international protection has a cost of roughly $6500 ALL DONATIONS WILL BE USED TO GIVE A FUTURE: Paul (8 years) and Gabriel (3 years) suffering from cerebral palsy Mosa (4 years) suffering from congenital malformation of the respiratory system Domin ( 2 years) suffering of blindness and severe motor delay Endar (9 years) suffering from severe congenital bilateral clubfoot Graham (5 years) suffering from spinal cord injury with paralysis of the lower limbs Aggy (4 years) suffering from severe neuromotor delay Daniela (7 years) suffering from spastic quadriplegia



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