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Naomi Kodama: Champion in the Fight Against Malaria

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THE STORY:

Naomi Kodama, sophomore in high school from Chesterfield, MO, USA, is a dedicated champion in the fight against malaria. She has made various trips to malaria endemic communities in Botswana, Mali, South Africa and Zimbabwe to see the disease firsthand. On these trips she brings stuffed toys to the children in need as an act of kindness from one child to another. She also participates in bed net distributions to the communities in these countries that need it most. Back in the United States and other countries, Naomi also speaks to students of all ages raising awareness and funding for the children and their families in Africa who are affected by malaria.

Her passion for sending nets to save lives started at an early age. When it was time for Naomi to tell her parents what gift she was hoping to receive for her seventh birthday, she told them that she didn't want any gifts at all. Instead, she hoped to use her birthday to help others. Naomi wanted to have a birthday party where guests could make donations for life-saving bed nets. "There are people who barely have anything and we need to help them," she wrote in the party invitation. And she has done the same since then (2006) and continues to inspire her friends and family members to do the same.

$780

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sean Hannon

    $20

  • Rita Wylie

    $100

  • Naomi Kodama

    $100

  • Amigos do Beisebol/Friends of Baseball (BRAZIL)

    $500

  • Claudio Sampei

    $10

  • Erika Takahashi

     

  • Erika Takahashi

    $30

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The Team: $780 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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JCI

Amount Raised

$750

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Claudio Sampei

Amount Raised

$30

Donor Comments

Erika Takahashi

Erika Takahashi

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Erika Takahashi

Erika Takahashi

3 years ago

Claudio Sampei

Claudio Sampei

DONATION: $10

Feliz aniversário Naomi! 3 years ago

Amigos do Beisebol/Friends of Baseball (BRAZIL)

Amigos do Beisebol/Friends of Baseball (BRAZIL)

DONATION: $500

Os amigos do beisebol do Brasil se unem a Naomi Kodama no combate contra a malária. The friends of baseball in Brazil join Naomi Kodama in the campaign to end malária. 4 years ago

Naomi Kodama

Naomi Kodama

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sean Hannon

Sean Hannon

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Rita Wylie

Rita Wylie

DONATION: $100

4 years ago