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Engeye Health Clinic in Uganda Seeks Aid for Ugandan Seven-Year-Old Girl with Cancer


Please Visit the Engeye Website to Contribute to the Noeline Fund, an Initiative to Send Noeline to the Mulago Cancer Institute in Kampala for Life Saving Treatment

Albany, NY, January 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- On July 12th, the Engeye Health Clinic treated Noeline, a seven-year old girl from one of the many small villages served by Engeye in southern Uganda. Shy, feverish, and clearly ill upon her arrival, Noeline was diagnosed with an extremely serious and life-threatening condition which requires urgent medical care that extends beyond the Engeye Clinic’s capabilities. Nonetheless, the Engeye team is committed to helping her receive this life-saving care as soon as possible, and they need help to do so.

Like other rural Ugandans, Noeline lives a simple life, helps fetch water for her family, assists with farming and, when funds are available, attends the local primary school. In February, however, she began to develop an unusual tissue growth protruding from her vagina. Over time, Noeline's condition worsened, and her mother took her to the nearby health center where a biopsy was performed. The biopsy revealed that Noeline has rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma, in her vaginal wall. Simply put, seven-year old Noeline has cancer. To see a video on the Engeye Health Clinic, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRpcHdwZdkQ

After six rounds of chemotherapy and months of excruciating pain, Noeline's recent CT scan shows that her tumor has grown in size and is potentially infiltrating her bowels. Noeline is dying. She needs life-saving surgery, though the tumor is much too large to safely remove now. Please help the Engeye team give her the chemotherapy she needs to shrink the tumor down. The cancer can be treated to and give Noeline a second chance at life. The Engeye team needs to raise $3,000 as soon as possible to get Noeline the emergency treatment she needs.

For those who would like to help with this mission, please visit: http://www.engeye.org/support.html and direct the funds to Noeline. Concerned citizens may also send a check to Engeye Inc, 1500 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 2304, Portland, OR 97201. Please mark all donations for Noeline’s Treatment. The Engeye team appreciates any assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.engeye.org/aboutus/history/84-noeline.html or email info@engeye.org.

About the Engeye Health Clinic
Engeye, a U.S. and Ugandan NGO based in Uganda, was created in 2006 by a dedicated group of medical students to address the disparity in basic health, education and environmental needs of rural Ugandan villagers. Since its inception, the Engeye team has grown to include lawyers, architects, physicians, public health enthusiasts, engineers and more. The Engeye Health Clinic provides care for a region in Uganda that is voiceless, despite its substantial need, and that otherwise would not have access to healthcare. The Engeye Scholars program was born to assist the schools in Ddegeya Village. Education is highly valued in Uganda and many experts believe education is the key to raising poor countries out of poverty. Through scholarships, the children of Ddegeya Village have the opportunity to attend boarding school, which delays child bearing, empowers women and provides newfound hope for a child to fulfill his or her dreams. Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke, Dr. Carlos Elguero, Dr. James Walker, Misty Richards, Stephen Po-Chedley, John Leisure and Keith DesRochers comprise the board of directors for the 501(c) (3) tax deductible, nonprofit organization. For more information, visit: www.engeye.org and www.engeyescholars.org

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Engeye Health Clinic
Dawna Lee Heising
(714) 390-7122
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