Help us raise money to save the life of Costa, a kind, inquisitive teenager living at the Children's Home in Tanzania!
help2kids Tanzania: #SaveCostasLife
Project cost: $90000
Costa is one of our teenagers in the help2kids Children’s Home. He has been with us for eight years now after losing both of his parents. He is a kind, gentle and inquisitive boy who values his education. He is enrolled in form one of secondary school, but had to stop attending in January when his health first began deteriorating. After a long medical investigation, Costa was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia in March, a serious blood disease caused by the low production of blood cells by his bone marrow. He's currently back at the Children’s Home, after having been hospitalized for more than two months of which he spent four weeks in the Intensive Care Unit overcoming a septic infection.
Due to his very low immune system, Costa has to eat, sleep and bathe in isolation. He can’t play just like any other kids because direct interaction with others puts him at risk of another infection which could be fatal. This disease is limiting all aspects of his life, happiness, social interactions, community involvement and educational performance.
Costa needs a Bone Marrow Transplant as soon as possible to save his life! Unfortunately, this treatment cannot be performed in Tanzania and costs are as high as approximately USD 90,000 for the procedure to be performed abroad. help2kids does not have the funds to fully cover the cost and we need your support.
help2kids is inviting all our supporters, donors and volunteers to help save Costa’s life today! You can spread the word and create a campaign through our crowd funding website: myhelp2kids.org. We appreciate any support you can give, no matter how small, to save Costa’s life. Thank you!
Your donation to help save Costa's life will help cover the costs of his bone marrow transplant treatment (including the hospital stay, ICU treatment, medications, the surgery for both the matched donor and Costa), flights, accommodation, chaperone to accompany Costa, and passport fees for Costa and the match donor. Any donation amount no matter how small will help us reach our goal to #SaveCostasLife!