Various people are asking us how Orip is doing, the boy from Kupang that we mentioned earlier. Orip has a Meningocele in his nek, which requires an urgent operation. A few weeks have passed since our first call to help Orip. Since then, our team worked very hard to organize all the right papers and gathered the family for consultation. As many other times, situations change in Indonesia and need some adjustments.
Our scout Nicsone went on a house visit when Orip was living with his aunt at the time, and not his grandma. His parents divorced and his mother is now living on another island. During the primary investigations in the Siloam Hospital in Kupang, the doctors concluded that an operation in Jakarta would be the better solution. For Kolewa this meant a too expensive option and moreover, it would be too complicated to guide Orip during this process.
Through the local media a call was made for help, leading to a conversation with a delegation of the Indonesian BRI bank, the family and our scout. The BRI bank offered to help Orip in a private hospital with accommodation for some family members. At that moment we, as Kolewa, decided to transfer some of the responsibilities to the BRI bank.
In the meanwhile, they travelled to Jakarta and we will be informed about Orip’s progress. The reactions to our call for help were very heart warming and kind, in total an amount of 500 euros were donated. A part of the donation is given to the preparations of Orips medical journey and the rest of the amount will be used for a new call for help: a newly born baby from Bali with hydrocephalus. We hope to realize an operation this month for the baby to place a shunt. Ofcourse we will keep you posted about all the progress!
Thank you so much for your interest and gifts!