John is 23 years old and is a student who has been sponsored through our Haiti South Sponsor Site since 2007.
He lives in the community of Latibolière with his three brothers and four sisters - his father is a farmer and his mother teaches. The family lives in a small modest home with no running water or electricity and struggles to cover basic needs.
Three years ago John was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia - a condition in which there isn't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. It can be both painful and debilitating. He has been getting treatment with small amounts of financial assistance from our site, but his condition had worsened, requiring more costly care. Through two previous critical needs applications John received the care he needed to improve his health. It is critical for John to continue his current medical treatments so the sponsor site is asking Chalice for help to ensure John receives the treatment he needs.
Neither John or his family has the money to cover the costs.
Funding Request: $890.00
Critical Need: HHS0819
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.
Medical treatment for John, Haiti
- Category: Critical Needs