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This fundraiser ended on 05/31/12

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An effort to help Marcell's family cover the costs of a prosthetic leg not covered by their insurance.

My dear cousin, Marcell, lost his leg in a motorcycle accident on February 4th 2012 - exactly a week before his 17th birthday. He is an active teenager with a love for sports and we do not want him to have to give that up. My hope is to raise enough money to help my cousin run again. He needs a prosthetic leg.
Marcell lives in South Africa - which is my home country - with his mother and younger brother and as you know, healthcare costs are astronomical. A prosthetic leg will cost at minimum $15 000. This does not include the costs of home aid, doctors, physical therapy, medication, and other needs he has right now and in the months to come. . .
At the moment he is still in the Hospital in a medically induced coma as he has endured significant trauma. But things are progressing in a positive direction - the doctors are hoping to wake him up by the end of this week.
I am planning on fundraising events in the greater Portland, ME area in the coming weeks, and will keep you all updated.
We sincerely appreciate every contribution, no matter how small!!

P.S. Give Forward does not have the ability to send money internationally, and since my cousin is in South Africa, I had to list myself as the beneficiary. I will be sending the money to my aunt in South Africa as soon as I receive it.
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