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BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE - By Julia Morley

Carlitas and Julia Morley

Many of our Licence Holders – contest organisers throughout the world – have joined me in the “Beauty with a Purpose” theme using it to improve the quality of children’s lives in their countries. You will read in this magazine accounts of just two of those Licence Holders, from Colombia and Ireland, we are enormously proud and privileged to work together.

One of my projects this year has been El Salvador. Six year old Carlitos, had very little time to live, desperately needing a kidney transplant, his father was found to be a suitable donor. The cost of this surgery is more than US$120,000.

Dr Jose Benjamin Ruiz Rodas and his excellent team of specialists agreed to perform this surgery free of charge. However, we still had to find US$ 10,000 to pay for the use of the operating theatres, beds, etc, for both Carlitos and his father. Our love and huge thanks to Eric Morley who personally gave the $10,000 in the name of Variety Clubs International.

It is impossible to put into words the feeling when we received the following letter from the parents of Carlitos.

“We the father, mother brother and sister of Carlos Edgardo Lopez Renderon, want to expres once and many times more, our gratitude for all your help, there is only one way to express it many thanks Mrs. Julia Morley. Carlitos was suffering of (Insuficiencia Renal Cronica Terminal) the only hope for him was to have a kidney transplant, the father is the perfect donor but, at the children hospital there is no facilities for the surgery, and for the national hospital he is not old enough for be admitted there, that why the social security hospital, and because the father was under that secure, help him with all the treatment, and dialysis, but hey are not autorized for the surgery on children the only hope was at a private hospital which is very expensive. Mrs. Morley has some news from our son and immediately she offer her help and give us the most wonderful happiness, she came to El Salvador, and met us and the same day she arrive Carlitos was admitted at the hospital and the surgery done the very next day. We now that Julia Morley is working very hard for get more help for so many children from El Salvador, who are in the same situation as our son, here we and many other parents are decided to work whith her, in a preventin school of parentes, teaching other parentes to look on time the first simptoms of the deseas and look for medical assitens.

The pictures of Carlitos the one whith the family was taken before the surgery you can see the diference with the other taken this week.

THANK YOU MRS. MORLEY FOR GIVE US OUR SON BACK
NELSON EDGARDOY SONIA ELIZABETH CARLITOS PARENTS.”
San Salvador, Noviembre 1999
(Translated as received)


 

Sadly at the Benjamin Bloom National Children’s Hospital the last dialysis machine has now broken down completely.


At the same time here in London 12 very good second hand dialysis machines have been made available to me. They have been packed into a huge container and the shipment departs on the 2nd December 1999 and will arrive in San Salvador on the 6th January 2000.

Thanks to Variety Clubs International Children's Charity the £2,738 freight charge has been met.  The good news is that in the second week of January a complete dialysis unit will be set up so that every child in El Salvador, who requires dialysis, can be helped much to the relief of so many parents and doctors.  Much more needs to be done for the way forward to allow further surgery for the children and the costly anti-rejection medication.  We are all working together to find a solution.

Special Features

Each week, BWP will present a new in-depth report on one of the many charity projects worldwide that has benefitted from the work of Julia Morley and the support of Beauty with a Purpose. Keep watching this space for more details on these special features.

  

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