Facing the World does not ask for donations for specific individual children because we prioritise patients on the basis of medical urgency rather than how much money their particular appeal has raised. Therefore we ask for donations to a general patient treatment fund and then we allocate to each child’s treatment accordingly.
It costs an average of £50,000 to fund one child’s treatment in the UK and we are immensely grateful for any donations we receive.
We are currently raising funds to ensure a number of children can travel to the UK in 2013 to obtain the vital surgery they need. Patients we hope to be able to support include Mesaidi from Kenya, Cissy Nasande from Uganda, Akam Rasoul from Iraqi-Kurdistan and Hadisa from Afghanistan.
Children are selected on the basis that:
- Surgery is judged to have the possibility of being life-changing
- Applicants have no other severe medical conditions
- Applicants are 16 or under on the date of application.