Last month we came across a post about a young baby girl being refused at a baby house in Denpasar, based on the fact that the mother is diagnosed with HIV. The little girl was born only weighting 900 grams which subsequently dropped to 800 grams, meaning that until now she remains in an incubator fighting for her life. Only after 18 months we will be able to have clarity of her HIV status. Luckily after one week in ICU she put on 100 grams, which is promising! Meanwhile the mother does not want to take care of the little girl and urgently wants to surrender the girl. The father is unknown. The Mother herself an orphan with no real family support.
Sadly, there are still many uneducated people who still believe that living with someone possibly having the HIV virus, is unacceptable and dangerous. Unfortunately, Bali is highly discriminative towards HIV patients, which makes the issue only bigger. Many HIV positive people go into hiding and die at young age, due the fact they are not tested nor taking the necessary medication.
Rodney, the founder of Westerlaken Foundation, contacted Bali Kids, a Child Welfare Project founded to help kids with severe medical issues, such as HIV, cancer and other diseases. Bali Kids is very well managed and jumped on the case immediately. We are happy to let you know that the little baby girl will call Bali Kids home once released from hospital.
Bali Kids is fully funded by donators. As we brought this little girl on to Bali Kids path, we are feeling some responsibility towards Bali Kids, who is already financially stretched out.
We are hoping to raise 50.000.000 rupiah (3.325 euro) to cover the hospital/medical costs while this little girl is fighting for her life. This will ensure she can be included in the Bali Kids family without any financial luggage or distress.
We are sincerely hoping that you can help us to achieve this goal.
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PS: To protect the identity of the little girl and her mother we cannot disclose any photos or names.