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Sith, Laos: Urgent Medical Care

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THE STORY:

When the staff at Friends Without a Border first saw fourteen month-old Sith, he was extremely weak. The medical staff first confirmed that Sith was malnourished and severely anemic. After running more blood tests, they saw that his hemoglobin level was dangerously low. They diagnosed Sith with Thalassemia, a genetic red blood cell disorder extremely common in Laos. Children with Thalassemia require routine blood transfusions to remain healthy and Sith, undiagnosed for his first fourteen months of life, hadn’t received any. FWAB immediately admitted Sith as an inpatient and provided the blood transfusion he desperately needed. Within just a few days, Sith underwent a miraculous transformation. He grew stronger and became more energetic. A smile returned to his face. His mother was thrilled and incredibly grateful for FWAB’s care – provided free of charge. Read the full story here: http://www.worldofchildren.org/blog/fwab-lifeline-for-children-like-sith/ More Info: Honoree organization Friends Without A Border (FWAB) has treated over 1.2 million children and provided advanced training to thousands of health workers. On February 11, 2015, a state-of-the-art pediatric teaching hospital in Laos was completed and opened to the public. Our fundraising goal of $150 can provide high-quality in-patient care to a sick child like Sith.

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