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Health Care on the Tibetan Plateau
79% Fundraising for Helping 56 Tibetan Children in Kham with Cysticercosis - 5 September 2017
Click here to view a summary of this project, with photos and budget. Click on cysticercosis (the parasitic disease that caused Lhungtse’s blindness) for detailed information provided by United States CDC. Thanks to 69 different individuals, foundations, and corporations, we have now raised $28,958, which is 79% of our goal. October 2017 is when we will administer the MRI brain scans to determine treatment. If we can not raise our entire budget, a lottery procedure will determine which students will travel to Xichang for their MRIs. Kindly show your compassion by DONATING NOW FOR THE 12 STUDENTS who are currently unfunded. We need to raise $7,742 for them.
In 2013 we raised $19,000 to fund brain surgery for Lhungtse (shown here during her recovery). She was not diagnosed for neurocysticercosis until after many cysts in her brain had caused excessive fluid and pressure and had destroyed her eyesight.
The Shuiluo Primary School students (shown here waiting for a meal) have already been screened for cysticercosis by a blood test. The 56 students who tested positive have a chance to avoid symptoms and suffering by having an MRI brain scan and appropriate treatment.

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Health Care on the Tibetan Plateau
Shuiluo Student MRI Fundraiser Dinner - 7 May 2017
We held a Fundraiser Dinner at Tibet’s Restaurant on May 7 to benefit the 56 Tibetan children with Lhungtse’s disease. Tamdin Wangdu, Founder and Executive Director, Tibetan Village Project, was our guest speaker. From the Fundraiser Dinner itself and associated donations, we raised $7,098 from 27 different donors.

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Health Care on the Tibetan Plateau
Bill and Shari take Lhungtse to Her Neurologist - 30 October-7 November 2016
Bill Warnock and Shari Mayer traveled to Chengdu, Sichuan, to take Lhungtse to her neurologist, Dr. Zeng Xian Rong, for an examination and tests. Because she had suffered from a larger number of epileptic seizures this year, Dr. Zeng prescribed a second medicine for her. Then they returned Lhungtse and her mother to their home in Yajiang. Click here to view our trip report with 4 photos (PDF). Our excellent Kham Tour was again provided by Conscious Journeys, which is a Tibetan-owned and -operated social-enterprise travel company that (1) develops a unique community-based tourism product, (2) provides authentic travel experiences, and (3) creates market access for local communities.

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