The doctors and patients really appreciate the paper crane garlands - Ms Carpenter remembers the way that faces lit up when she opened the box of cranes made by you. There was smiles and laughter and patients were genuinely touched that you thought of them - particularly when they were told that each crane was made by a student with wishes for their good health.
Lets meet our patients who have exited the MDR program this past year:
In the Spring of 2012, Seongwon was cured and able to go home to his family. He is grateful for your support and the medicine that has cured him.
(50 years old)
Younghee was overjoyed to be cured of MDR TB in the Spring of 2012. She has been able to return home to live a new, healthy life. Your care and support has left a deep impression on her heart.
Seongae was also cured of MDR TB in the Spring of 2012. The money that you raised purchased the medicine that made her well. She is grateful beyond words for your support.
(44 years old)
Woncheol has had a long battle with TB – he has been in treatment for many years. Last year he converted to negative for TB but unfortunately he was not able to maintain that and has XDR TB for which there is no cure. He was discontinued as a patient in Spring 2012.
(22 years old)
Unfortunately Okkyung has not responded to treatment and has had to be discontinued from the program in the fall of 2012. She was grateful for the opportunity to have a chance at treatment. Please pray for her and her family.
Sadly we found out in the fall of 2012 that Gwangsoo recently passed away. Unfortunately there was no cure for Gwangsoo. EB tell us that Gwangsoo died knowing that he was cared for. Never under-estimate the power of hope that your caring and love instills in the EB patients.