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This fundraiser ended on 11/30/12

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On Oct. 24th, Dr. Andrea's medical clinic in Playa Grande, Costa Rica was robbed. Please help us raise money to buy new medical supplies.

Dr. Andrea owns and operates a small medical clinic in Playa Grande, Costa Rica and serves five communities.

She is a the only reliable doctor in the area who makes house calls and comes to her clinic in the middle of the night for emergencies.  The night our friend fell through a window, Dr. Andrea met him at the clinic at 3 AM and stitched him up for seven hours.  We do not know what would have happend if she had not been there.

Dr. Andrea also flew with us to San Jose when my son was having an appendicitis attack. The closest hospital is an hour away and the closest good hospital is four hours away.  She works six days a week with her one day off on call. 

Without Dr. Andrea, the communities would have no dependable and qualified doctor nearby to turn to for medical help.  We truly believe without her, lives will be lost and others more severely injured.

On October 24th, Dr. Andrea's clinic was cleaned out of all of her medical equipment and supples.  The cost to restock the cininc in order to reopen is $30,000.

Items stolen include: Cardio Workstation, ACD sphignomanometers, stethoscopes, othoscopes, oxygen tanks, nebulizers, needles, medicines, emergency kit etc.  A small refrigerator containing vials of vaccinations for children was also stolen.

Please help us help Dr. Andrea by donating money so we can purchase new medical equipment and get her clinic running again. Without donations, she will not reopen and the community wil be at a loss.  Thank you.

Note - Because GiveForward.com does not accept foreign addresses, Susan Burt, a friend of Dr. Andrea, is listed as the beneficiary. However, Dr. Andrea is the real beneficiary and will be receiving the money.

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