ICC Medical Fund: Lele Needs Eye Surgery
Lele is an outgoing 14-year old who lives with her grandmother on the 4th floor of an old building in Changsha. Lele has cerebral palsy. When she was born, doctors encouraged Lele’s parents to abandon her. She was not expected to live past the age of three.
Lele’s grandmother was adamant that the child would not be given up. Even as her parents drifted away, 70-year-old Mrs He vowed to care for her granddaughter, and she has done so for more than a decade on her meagre pension of roughly US$280 a month.
Lele is a happy and loving child, but she faces numerous medical complications.
The most critical challenge affects her eyesight. Doctors recommend urgent surgery to maintain Lele’s sight, but her grandmother doesn’t have the money.
For several years, Mrs He has been bringing Lele to ICC’s Family Partners Programme, where she receives special education and physical therapy. They make the regular trip to the FPP Services Centre and the pair have become favourites with the staff.
ICC’s Medical Fund exists for situations such as this. Although the government pays for some medical procedures, eye surgery is not covered. Without your support, Lele’s
eyesight will be permanently impaired.
ICC’s Medical Fund provides a range of health care services to impoverished families who have nowhere else to turn. The Fund also serves the many young people in ICC’s care centres, children with disabilities who have experienced abandonment.
Each donation will be used for healthcare-related needs—for children like Lele, who deserves a chance to see a glowing world of support and friendship.
By donating to the Medical Fund, you are providing life-saving surgeries, essential medicines and medical care for the most vulnerable children in China.
You can make a contribution of any amount to the ICC Medical Fund through the link below (Please mark ‘For the ICC
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