Monday, March 23, 2009
A Little Girl Needs Help
I have made international friends by blogging and I want to share an appeal from another blogger who has family in Armenia.
Gayane is a 13 year old girl who lives in a remote village of Davtashen. She has been diagnosed with a large ovarian tumor and she needs an immediate hysterectomy in the capital, Yerevan. The surgery will determine the tumor type (benign vs. cancer) and most tumors in young girls have low malignant potential and can be cured by removal. The tumor could be a teratoma, which is also curable with removal.
The surgery will cost $600-800 and Gayane's poor parents do not have the money. My blogging friend, Armen, will set up an account today in Gayane's name to pay for her surgery. I trust him and I am personally donating. I have a son Gayane's age and while I know there are millions of children that need help...this is the one that has reached out to me.
If you would like to contribute, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Armen will promptly reply and answer any questions you may have.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 7:38 AM