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Hope for Andrea

Organized by: Jessica Friedman

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Jessica Friedman via Crowdrise
July 03, 2014

I want to thank you all once again for your donations. Over $1,600 was raised to pay for Andrea's treatments! Many thanks for your kindness! See More

EVENT DATE May 21, 2014

THE STORY:

Hi everyone!

I want to tell you about Andrea, just a regular 17 year old Filipino girl with the most contagious grin. She loves fried chicken, plays volleyball, and excels at school. Andrea also comes from what Filipinos call a broken family—her parents separated, leaving her mother alone with two children and a full-time job as a domestic helper. As her mother’s job would not allow the children to be with her at work, Andrea came to reside at a residential center, Grace Christian Mission, in 2005. I met her a few years later as a Peace Corps Volunteer there. She has settled well into life at the center, and despite her background, is a happy youth.

Andrea had an accident in March, resulting in a broken hip. She underwent a partial hip replacement, but further tests uncovered a benign but aggressive bone tumor which had made her bones quite brittle and exacerbated her injury. A series of bone modifying agents would be required as treatment, at a cost of $2,300.

Andrea’s mother struggles to stay by her daughter’s side throughout the hospital visits, causing her to miss many days of work, and has since lost her job. Grace Christian Mission has been able to raise funds for many of the medical expenses but their financial capacity is also limited.

Andrea is resilient and courageous, and her treatment is reliable.  Since her family and the residential center are financially constrained, I am hoping to raise as much of the $2,300 as I can. The money will go to Grace Christian Mission, the responsible party for Andrea’s financial matters. Andrea is a strong and inspiring girl, and with your support she can overcome this unexpected obstacle.

Any donation you give can make a difference, so please help Andrea!

Feel free to contact me for more information: friedman.jessica.k@gmail.com

Thank you!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,630

 

102% Raised of $1,600 Goal

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  • Jessica Friedman

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mike Reynaldo

    $20

  • Jessica Ginger

     

  • Carmen Britton

    $50

  • Ariel Magid

     

  • Nittaya Saenbut (Nit)

    $20

  • Henna Viinikka

    $50

  • Tori and Brandon

    $20

  • Megha Hegde

     

  • The Asam Family

    $100

  • Tom and Leah Ferrebee

    $25

  • Shauna

    $25

  • Phil Olaleye

    $20

  • Anjana Bhattarai

     

  • Habib Hussain

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Matthew Friedman

    $100

  • Alison Friedman

    $20

  • CAB Inc.

    $20

  • Claire Pelley

    $30

  • Donna chamberlain

    $150

  • Prajula Mulmi

     

  • Gwendolyn Ranada

     

  • Takahman

    $20

  • Melanie Solomon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alysa and Jesse

    $50

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Donor Comments

Alysa and Jesse

Alysa and Jesse

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Melanie Solomon

Melanie Solomon

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Takahman

Takahman

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Gwendolyn Ranada

Gwendolyn Ranada

3 years ago

Prajula Mulmi

Prajula Mulmi

3 years ago

Donna chamberlain

Donna chamberlain

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Claire Pelley

Claire Pelley

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

CAB Inc.

CAB Inc.

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Alison Friedman

Alison Friedman

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

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