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Life for a Child - Saving the Lives of Kids with Type 1

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeff, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

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    I'm sharing an appeal from the Life for a Child organization, which I support whole heartedly.


    Life for a Child


    Type 1 diabetes is a relentless condition; often painful, always pitiless.

    Imagine, however, caring for a child with T1D in a low-income country where insulin, syringes and blood glucose test strips are prohibitively expensive, and insulin pumps or continuous monitors are unthinkable. In these circumstances, T1D often becomes a death sentence.

    If these thoughts move you, please visit the new website for Life for a Child (USA) and consider circulating to friends and family via email and social media. You can use the website to make a tax-deductible donation to the organization, which urgently needs your help to continue providing insulin, syringes, and test strips to over 18,000 children in 46 low and middle-income countries.

    Life for a Child (USA) works closely with the Life for a Child parent office in Australia, which is affiliated with the International Diabetes Federation in Brussels. This wonderful, bare-bones program helps children and families in the developing world through rigorously monitored support to established health centers and diabetes associations. The Sydney-based staff collect annual data on each and every child, and are regularly audited and evaluated by external agencies.

    Life for a Child urgently needs your help today, as its operating funds are increasingly scarce. Please consider making a recurring tax-deductible donation, which will allow the organization to make vital, long-term commitments to children and families struggling with T1D.

    Our goal is to recruit 1,000 new U.S.-based donors by December 31, 2016. Please help make this happen! In today’s world, there can be no justification for children dying for lack of insulin.
     
  2. MHoskins2179

    MHoskins2179 Approved members

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    For a little more detail:

    LFAC is launching in the U.S. as a way to generate support from U.S. organizations and the public, in the form of monetary donations, insulin, and other supplies needed, including:
    - Blood glucose meter and strips
    - Syringes
    - HbA1c testing
    - Diabetes education and materials
    - Health professional training
    - Transportation cost for more remote families
    - Supply storage – e.g. refrigerators to store insulin

    These supplies and services are used to support children and young adults in less-resourced countries. This new USA-based non-profit is not designed to send supplies to children here in the US, but to generate donations from the States to go to the LFAC countries.

    Here is a list of countries LFAC currently works in:

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  3. scarral

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    Is there a similar organisation in Europe? I live in Austria and would love to donate to such cause.
     

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