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Helping Haiti

Photo by Matthew Marek/American Red Cross

My heart is really hurting for the people of Haiti. Imagine that you are pulled from the rubble that was once your home only to find that you have no access to medical care, food, water or shelter and that a quarter of your friends and family are either dead or missing. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around.

Photo by Pan-African News

Donate what you can, even if it’s only $10. Remember that everything counts in large amounts. Small donations from millions of people make all of the difference.

 

Here’s a list of reputable charities:

International Foundation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Doctors Without Borders

UNICEF

Oxfam

Stillerstrong

Operation USA

International Medical Corps

Partners In Health

Direct Relief

Help Urangoo

h3Urangoo Baartarkhuyag is a 24 year old Mongolian woman living in Provo, UT. She was recently diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and must have a bone marrow transplant… like, NOW. Without the transplant she will die within the next 6 months. The transplant weighs in at a hefty $350,000.

Just yesterday I had an experience where I almost had to choose to go untreated for a hickup concerning my thyroid cancer because it would cause me to be booted from the study which pays the bill for my $4,000/month leukemia medication. Ultimately I did not have to be treated and therefore make that choice. I honestly can’t believe that our country just allows people to go untreated to the point of dying.

So let’s give the system the middle finger and help Urangoo get that transplant. Stop what you’re doing and donate some dough. If you’ve got $20 bucks to spare, awesome. If you’ve only got $5, that’s awesome too. Be part of something bigger than yourself.

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