James was a sponsored child attending Muslim Primary School in Chalice’s Nairobi site. He was nine years old and lived with his parents, Philip and Herrine, and two siblings. James had cerebral palsy, and was “an ever-smiling boy” the site staff recall. He loved playing with toys. 

Chalice critical needs - Medical expenses for Sarojamma, Bangalore, India

James traveled with his family to a rural community to celebrate Christmas with relatives. While still in the countryside, James developed a fever, which was soon diagnosed as malaria. His parents rushed him home to Nairobi, where he started having convulsions. They took him to the hospital where he was treated and sent home.

About two weeks later, James’s condition worsened, and he was in great pain. His father took him to another hospital, where they diagnosed meningitis. James was put under close monitoring, but sadly, James passed away.

His father Philip contacted the members of his Chalice family circle, and his Chalice field worker visited with the family. 

The Nairobi site staff have created a budget to assist James’s’ family during these difficult days. Their budget includes James’s hospital and mortuary bills, a coffin and wreath, and clothing for James and his family. It also includes transporting James’ body to his burial ground and renting a tent and chairs for his memorial gathering. They have included a small amount for simple foods for their trip and celebration. Philip’s family circle group members and other well-wishers will contribute to the lunch that will be prepared on the burial day.   

Their budget comes to $2,223.02 CAD. As a mechanic, Philip struggles to support his young family on his wages. James’s Chalice sponsorship was a Godsend for the family.

 Your support will be a great help to James’s parents and the other family members as they lay their dear child to rest.

Funding Request: $2,223.02 CAD

Critical Need: CN KNN0223

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.

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