"DO WHAT you can, WHILE you can with WHATEVER you have, WHEREVER you are!"... a mantra I've come to live by as life has moved me through different places.. moreso as consciousness sets in on how much we can often take for granted, and how far the "little" we may perceive in our singular context actually can go a very long way..
The 7th annual Run for Children: Luang Prabang Half Marathon will take place on October 20th, 2019. As a significant fundraising event in the annual calendar of the Lao Friends Hospital for Children, I am choosing to participate in raising awareness of the institution’s existence and dedication to paediatric health care.
LFHC is a comprehensive facility in northern Laos that currently includes: inpatient & outpatient departments, an emergency department, neonatal unit, an operating theater, laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology department. It is also a teaching hospital and provides continued medical education for its staff and district medical professionals. LFHC sees over 1,800 patients each month with common ailments such as infectious diseases, malnutrition, anemia and renal conditions.
100% of money raised from the run will go directly to supporting patient care at the hospital, which is provided free of charge to all Laos children. The route will take runners along a scenic loop course that weaves through the heart of the historic UNESCO town
Laos has the highest under-5 mortality rate in all Southeast Asia, with one out of 15 children not reaching their fifth birthday. No parent should have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life.
See some of the institution's progress along with new challenges to scaling, as caseloads continue to rise, through its mid-2019 report:
And/or, follow below link to access the latest happy-ending stories from the hospital's August newsletter:
No contribution is too small!!
This initiative is dedicated in loving memory to my first nephew Rahil James, may his memory live on in perfect peace!!
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