Jael's Promise is that no child shall suffer or die as the result of an easily treatable illness or condition.
Jael was a little girl who attended Galilee Primary School. Like all little girls, she enjoyed playing with friends and dreamed of going to high school someday. She was very excited to have a sponsor paying her school fees to help make this dream a reality. Jael suffered from poor nutrition--she was not getting enough to eat at home and she had not yet been included in the lunch program. Jael developed severe anemia and was sent to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died in the hospital before care could be administered.
This was such a senseless tragedy--if she had been on the lunch program or had the money to receive the medical care she needed her life might have been spared. Recognizing the full extent of this reality, Jael's Promise, an emergency medical fund, was established to provide emergency or short-term care for children attending Galilee Primary or Lorna Waddington Secondary School.
Ian another child who benefited from Jael's promise needed his glasses replaced. They were shattered so badly we were unsure how he could see out of them, but without them he could barely see at all. With funding from Jael's Promise he received a thorough eye exam and new glasses. Ian has since graduated. He graduated near the top of his class.
Jael's Promise paid for anti-rejection drugs for Nes who underwent heart valve replacement surgery in London. Nes' treatment and care was made possible through networking done by sponsors, who located and arranged the necessary medical care.
Phiona was helped through Project Smile and Jael's Promise. She desperately needed surgery to repair her cleft palate...as the result of contacts made by a sponsor she was seen by Project Smile in Kenya. Jael's Promise paid for additional expenses not covered by Project Smile. Today she is in 3rd grade and at the top of her class.
Jael's Promise has paid for treatment for children hospitalized as a result of tuberculosis and malaria. As much as we would like to fund the medications for HIV+ children or provide childhood vaccinations, the needs are too great and our resources limited. However, we do have some sponsors who are helping fund medications for a few of the HIV+ positive children. We are also looking for help finding funding from alternative sources. Interested in learning more about this project? Contact us at: email@example.com
Donations to Jael's Promise are set so in case of an emergency or illness, the financial component can be met. This is critical in an area where children are not vaccinated for common diseases and are unable to receive medical treatment except in dire emergencies. Please consider a donation to Jael's Promise, so our children will not suffer needlessly and their lives be put in danger. We aim to confront those issues that are solvable, but seem insurmountable to our Kenyan kids and their families.