Save the Baby Milagre
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  • Mem Martins, Portugal

Save the Baby Milagre

With this campaign, we intend to collect the missing amount for the hydrocephaly surgery of the baby Miracle. The amount will be given by Ana Paula Barata, responsible for a sma...

  • 539

    raised

    101% of 535€

    24 backers

  • 07/05/2019

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  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

With this campaign, we intend to collect the missing amount for the hydrocephaly surgery of the baby Miracle. The amount will be given by Ana Paula Barata, responsible for a small group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping the neediest in Angola. The life of the miracle depends on this gesture.

The baby Miracle was born on March 18, 2019, in Luanda, Angola. Unfortunately, it was born with hydrocephalus, a disease in which there is an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain ventricles whose cause is still unknown. This disease can cause several symptoms, including vomiting, lethargy, headache, enlarged head or even convulsions, and unfortunately, there is no cure, but existing treatments can provide quick and lasting relief, allowing the baby Miracle to have a healthier life expectancy.

When the father of the baby, Miracle realized the daughter's illness, she wanted to put it in the trash, but the maternal grandmother prevented this barbarous act, unfortunately, common in the outskirts of Luanda due to extreme poverty and the idea that the family had been cursed. The father put his daughter and mother on the street with nothing, however, were welcomed by the grandmother who lives in conditions of extreme poverty.

No hospital wanted to host the miracle because it could not afford to go to the hospital. The usual treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical implantation of a valve; this redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to another part of the body allowing the enlarged ventricles of the brain to return to more normal size, is an effort to relieve the symptoms of hydrocephalus.

Fortunately, the Neurosurgery and Treatment Center for Hydrocephalus (CNCTH) located in the municipality of Belas in Luanda accepts the hospitalization of Miracle for a reduced cost of 300,000.00 Kwanzas, approximately 835 euros, of which 350 have already been ameliorated with 485 euros missing.

With this campaign, we intend to collect the missing amount for the miracle surgery in the above mentioned Center. The amount will be given by Ana Paula Barata, responsible for a small group of lay volunteers who are dedicated to helping the neediest in Angola. The life of the miracle depends on this gesture.

About the author

Ana Paula Barata is the promoter/organizer of a group of volunteers with the name "Projeto Criança Feliz". This group is dedicated to gathering necessary goods, such as clothing, food, hygiene products, and health supplies for Angolan children in conditions of extreme poverty, seeking to bring a little happiness and hope to the lives of hundreds of children. In Angola, we count on the fundamental help of the "Divine Providence Work in Angola", which directs the goods sent and complements the logistics fraction.

Budget and due dates

The amount will be used, in its total, to pay the hospital bills of Miracle. If we get the necessary value, we will immediately start your hospitalization. The length of time you will be hospitalized will depend on the length of the campaign.

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    Photographic follow-up before and after surgery. See how your contribution helped save a life.

    18 backers

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    Signed photograph (fingerprint) by Miracle.

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    Follow the baby Milagre

    A full meal at the Muxima restaurant in Mem Martins prepared by the promoter/organizer of the volunteer group that helps children in need in Angola. The restaurant has typical Portuguese dishes, Angolan and Brazilian dishes (fish Calulu, Dendê or peanut muamba, cachupa, Brazilian feijoada, etc.).

    2 backers

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Wed, 08/05/2019 - 22:53

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Wed, 08/05/2019 - 11:55

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

07/05/2019

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 06/05/2019 - 09:38

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 00:39

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 22:06

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

17/04/2019

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24 members of the PPL community
support this campaign

  • 16
    new backers

  • 8
    recurrent backers

  • 14
    anonymous backers

Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Rui Edgar Tenório Oliveira

    06/05/2019 - 09:38

  • Anonymous

    05/05/2019 - 20:17

    De vários (Paula)

  • Anonymous

    05/05/2019 - 19:51

  • Ana Antunes

    01/05/2019 - 13:00

  • Manuela Nicolau

    01/05/2019 - 11:15

    Boa Sorte

  • miguel lisboa

    26/04/2019 - 14:48

  • Anonymous

    25/04/2019 - 00:39

  • Anonymous

    24/04/2019 - 21:13

  • Anonymous

    24/04/2019 - 15:06

    Abraços para quem se preocupa, colo para a Milagre.

  • Anonymous

    23/04/2019 - 23:19

    Incentivo

  • Anonymous

    23/04/2019 - 09:22

    Que seja mesmo um Milagre

  • Pedro Silva

    21/04/2019 - 01:46

  • Anonymous

    20/04/2019 - 21:28

    Força!!

  • Anonymous

    20/04/2019 - 19:13

  • Diogo Gonçalves

    20/04/2019 - 14:49

  • Anonymous

    18/04/2019 - 23:04

  • Anonymous

    18/04/2019 - 19:30

  • Anonymous

    18/04/2019 - 19:29

  • Anonymous

    18/04/2019 - 15:06