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Fund 5 year-old Oliab's spinal-surgery: Supporting the work of Dr. Rick & Dr. Boachie will enable this child to see his teenage years

Oliab Mulugeta is a 5 year old boy from Debrezeit, 30 miles south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He lives in a mud house with his dad, an electrician, his mother, a housewife and his older brother.
Oliab is in kindergarten. His favorite subject is English - he loves learning the ABCs. When he is not in class, he enjoys playing hide and seek and football with his best friend, Sami. Since he was 1 year old, Oliab has had congenital scoliosis, a progressive condition. He needs “growing rods,” and several surgeries over the next 8 years. At times, he feels too uncomfortable to play with his classmates. His family dreams of him being healthy and happy.

Without this life-saving spinal surgery, Oliab will probably not make it to his teenage years. Thanks to the work of Dr. Rick Hodes,, and Dr. Oheneba Boachie,, he has already secured free medical attention, diagnosis and a surgeon. However, he needs $18,000 to pay for the hospital fees and instruments that will save his life.
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