Jude is nine years old and one of five children of elderly parents. His sister Monica is sponsored through our site in Kumbo.
Chalice Critical Needs - Open Heart Surgery for 9-year-old Jude in CameroonJude's parents are peasant farmers and the family lives in a three-room house with an earthen floor, no roof, an open air toilet, no electricity or running water.

Jude has had heart issues since his birth. His condition has worsened and he was recently referred to the St. Elizabeth Catholic General Shisong Centre where it was discovered that he has been suffering from severe mitral valve regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. His condition is so severe that he has been booked at the Shisong Cardiac Centre for urgent open heart surgery in order to save his life.

The cost of the surgery and associated medications will amount to $9,012 and the family is responsible to arrange for payment. They have no means of paying these bills. Jude's family is in despair, fearing the loss of their son and brother 

Our Kumbo sponsor site director has come to Chalice with a plea for assistance to help the family cover the costs.

Funding Request: $9,012.00
Critical Need: CKK0118B

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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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