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A Little Girl, Kayo (1 year old) Needs Heart Transplant
The cost of JPY 245 million is needed for receiving a heart transplant surgery abroad. Save the girl by making a donation!
Targeted amount of this fund-raising: JPY 245 million (equivalent to USD 2 million).
Kayo is a Japanese girl who lives in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture.
She was diagnosed to have a type of heart disease called Restrictive Cardiomyopathy (RCM). RCM is a condition in which the walls of the heart become rigid and lack their flexibility. In the case of infants approximately 50% lose their lives within a year of its onset. It is an incurable disease.
A heart transplant is the only option if Kayo is to survive. However, in Japan, the availability of heart donors is very low and Kayo’s parents have decided to undergo her heart transplant surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center in the United States.
In order to receive the transplant surgery, Kayo and her parents need to bear a large amount of money.
Therefore, we have organized a fund-raising group to support the costs and expenses they need immediately.
Please lend your hand to save the little girl with the incurable disease.
Please help Kayo and give her a bright future!
Breakdown of Targeted Amount
Deposit for transplant surgery: JPY 222 million
Treatment costs (which covers medical costs other than a heart transplant surgery): JPY 5 million
Travel expenses (including transport costs of doctors and medical equipment): JPY 10 million
Expenses during stay: JPY 3 million
Office associated expenses: JPY 2 million
Reserve fund (used as compensation for exchange rate fluctuations and for treatment costs for sudden changes in the condition): JPY 3 million
Total targeted amount: JPY 245million
*Assuming the exchange rate of USD 1 = JPY 120
*Web design and fund-raising activities are done by volunteers and they are not compensated.
Explanation of Each Item
What is deposit for transplant surgery?
It is required for patient who will receive heart transplant surgery abroad to put a large amount of deposit since no medical insurance coverage available.
Besides a cost of transplant surgery the deposit includes costs for donor selection, matching and medical examination after the transplant surgery.
What are the treatment costs?
They will cover costs of any medical practice other than transplant surgery. They will also cover costs of medical examinations that are implemented in Japan before and after the transplant surgery.
What are travel expenses?
They are the expenses required for flying to the United States. The expenses include costs of plane tickets for family members, doctors, nurses and also transport costs of medical equipment.
Class and number of secured seats will be determined by complying with the instructions of the airline company while considering other passengers. As the disease progresses, medical staff and equipment increase in order to safely travel to the destination.
Travel expenses are raised during the high season which falls on July and August.
What are expenses during stay?
The expenses are prepared for payments such as accommodation fee, rent for an apartment, transportation expenses and other costs that are incurred during a period which begins at the traveling to the United States up to the end of a follow-up period.
What are office associated expenses?
A rough estimate of annual expenditures. The expenditures include following expenses: office rent, utility charges (electricity & water), handout printing costs, communication expenses (telephone & FAX lines, postage) and other expendables necessary for the office work (such as stationery).
What is reserve fund?
It is a reserve fund that is prepared to compensate the fund if fluctuation occurs to any of the above items.