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Life-saving surgery

$5,000
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Imagine if your child needed surgery to live, but you couldn’t afford it. You can help a child survive a life-threatening illness with this gift. Your gift covers the cost of surgery, transportation, hospitalization, medication and rehabilitative care.

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When Faud started noticing he was always short of breath and could barely walk up the hill to his home, he went to the hospital for a checkup. Doctors found that he had mitral stenosis–his heart wasn’t able to pump enough blood to his body. They gave him a ten per cent chance of survival, a near death sentence for someone living in extreme poverty.

But Compassion helped Faud get the surgery he needed in India. The surgery was a success and now Faud is a healthy 17-year-old. His favourite subject in school is physics, and he hopes to study medicine when he graduates.

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No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.