Every Dutchmen remembers the big fire at Volendam. Young people were imprisoned in a sea of fire and a lot of the victims were severly burned. Despite this big catastrofe and terrible impact, these youngsters felt supported. Supported by medical staff, specialists, family and friends. Knowledge, money, compassion and professional help was available. Piece by piece these victims could turn their lives around again, ofcourse with ups and downs.
In Indonesia this is different, burn wounds are mostly caused at the home. Igonorance, lack of sufficient medical support and financial resources are the reasons of irreversible damage to the bodies of the victims. In the unlikely situation that a child will survive, a life of isolation and mutilation is inevitable. A few children were helped by Kolewa through plastic surgery. They were living deads, even rejected by their own families because of their appearance. Because of our help, these children are doing better now. There is hope for a brigther future.
We also want to give this brighter future to Nim Rot and Ida, a young boy from Sumba and a young women from Timor. They are suffering daily because of their mutulations due to burns. Also the fact that they are not able to move freely (because or their scars) is a huge discomfort for them.
New requests for help also requires new donations and sponsors. The urge of plastic surgery speaks for itself. The staff of Kolewa can provide all the necessities, journeys, support, accomodation and surgeries. What we do not have is the financial resources to help these two young people.
This is where we need YOU… for a warm heart, a gesture and an act!
Around 750 euro is required for the first consult at bali, including hosting these patients.