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Complete: Emergency Project for Diego of Colombia: $2174 Raised! Thank You!

30 July 2010 7 Comments

This project is now complete. Launched: June 24, 2009. Completed July 30, 2010.

Emergency Project for Diego Armando of Colombia
Our goal was to raise $2,174

Stay tuned for photos and updates.

See Diego’s new bed.
See information regarding Heather’s raffle to win a Zune for donating.
See gifts Diego received with the first $445 raised by Aura’s House.

Diego drinking his juice.

Diego drinking his juice.

Diego needed help right away to help with medical issues and has limited income as his parents are deceased. We hope to bring peace and comfort to Diego and his caretaker, his aunt.

Read details about Diego’s Life and Circumstances.

Our goal was to give Diego Armando of Colombia the following gifts: food supplements, school tuition and supplies, a bed, mattress, bedding, a refrigerator, capital, and debt relief. Below is a breakdown of all gifts and costs.

Diego Armando’s need list:

Food supplement: $150
School Fee ($23 from May to November): $161
Textbooks: $70
Single bed with mattress: $210
Clothing: $200
Bed sheets and pillow: $18
Electric fan: $42
School Uniforms: $73
Debt relief: $600
Refrigerator: $400
Capital to buy food ingredients: $250

The sponsor of Diego Armando is Heather McLaughlin of Texas.
Heather writes:

“I began sponsoring Diego when he was featured in a Children International slide-show. The slide-show was set up in order to find sponsors for children with special health needs.

Diego is going through a tough time in his life right now. Recently, both of his parents passed away and Diego has many moments of sadness and feelings of loss.

His aunt became his caregiver after his parents passed away. She continues to do all that she can for him, not just physically (meeting his needs of food, medicine, clothes and care), but, also caring for his emotional and mental state. In most of Diego’s letters, he tells me that he misses his parents immensely, but his aunt helps him to move on.

Diego’s aunt needs help to become more stable with the business that she started. Once she is able to pay off the debt she owes, she will be able to provide more for Diego. Diego needs Pediasure to keep his weight (calories) and health in good condition. This is not something that his aunt can currently provide him, in addition to help with school fees.”

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  • Su said:

    Good luck to Diego. I have just donated to this project and I hope you can fund it really soon!


  • Christina Sidoti (author) said:

    Su, thank you so much for donating. We just launched this project hours ago and now it is off to a great start. We receive a spreadsheet from Children International on Fridays so expect to see your donation then.

  • Dee said:

    I hope Diego gets help soon. Glad to help.

  • Heather said:

    Thank you Dee & Su (and any others that I can’t see the donations of yet) for your support and well wishes!! We have raised $150 so far which means Diego will get his Pediasure already!!!

  • Kristen said:

    Hi Heather,

    You can see the latest donors at http://aurashouse.com/stat.html
    I always update it at the same time as all the projects. Then usually within a few days, the donors list also gets updated.

    Great start for Diego! Would you like to email Greg and Vickie at CI to ask about the Pediasure being bought ASAP or should I?


  • Su said:

    WOW, I so glad can have his medicine right away! It was my pleasure to help him!

  • stephanie said:

    Good luck Diego! I’m glad he is able to get his supplements so quickly!

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