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Fundraising Call: Urgent Surgery for Swarna

Thursday, 2 August, 2012

Swarna is a 50-55 years old woman from Sri Lanka who has been working as a domestic worker in Lebanon for around 10 years.

Last
week, Suryana was admitted to the Emergency department of Machreq
hospital after she suferred from a heart stroke. On August 1st, 2012,
Suryana had a coronary balloon angioplasty (percutaneous coronary
intervention, or PCI). While the insurance company covered the cost of
operation and her stay in hospital, still there is a need to cover
$1,200 which is the cost the Cardiac Catheterization tes and the devices
used (balloons, stents, and atherectomy) devices ($500+ $700
respectively).

According to her doctor, she immediately needed that operation in order to avoid another heart stroke which could be fatal. Swarna
has managed to borrow that amount to pay the hospital otherwise she
would not have been able to undergo the operation today and hence, her
life would have been at high risk. However, like most domestic workers,
she cannot afford that debt and any contribution would contribute to
relieve her pain ...

This
is a call to fundraise $1,200 in order to help Swarna not to undergo
financial burden that she cannot afford, especially with her current
urgent medical situation. 

In
solidarity with the domestic workers in Lebanon, the Migrant Community
Center is launching a call for donation to raise the amount needed. Any contribution can and will make a difference and bring a smile and deep happiness to
Swarna, who needs people to stand beside her today, more than any other day now.

To
donate, please call Priya at 76 740871 or  01 565442 or by email at
antiracismlb@gmail.com. Upon donation you will be issued a receipt
confirming that. Also, Swarna will issue a receipt of the donation given
to her supported by the hospital invoices. These will be published for
transperancy.

Thanking you in advance.