The Marshall Islands Project

For: Geraldine Joran DeBrum
Organizer: Steve Doll
$1,649
of $2,900 goal
56% Complete
Raised by 7 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Geraldine Joran DeBrum is a cheerful and bright 8-year old girl who dislocated her right elbow 6 months ago. With only 40° flexion, she is unable to use that arm to feed, wash and clothe herself. The hospital in Majuro is not equipped to repair her injury. If it is not fixed soon, the injury will not be correctable. It CAN be fixed in Redding! Surgery is scheduled on September 2 at SRMC.

The following donations have already been pledged: Shasta Regional Medical Center: Operating Room and hospital stay, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Schwartz of Shasta Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and an anesthesiologist: surgery, Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Ltd: surgical hardware, Liberty Physical Therapy: physical therapy, Owen's Pharmacy: medicines, Gene A.: video chronicling, Barbara and Gordon & Donette J.: host families, Tracy: transportation.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 14, 2015

Posted on June 14, 2015

We've uploaded a video which tells the beautiful story of Geraldine's surgery in America (short and complete versions.) Check it out! Thank you for your kind and generous support! You are amazing!

Posted on February 20, 2015

Posted on February 20, 2015

Help bring more Marshallese to Redding for medical treatment and educational opportunities! Thank you!

Posted on October 16, 2014

Posted on October 16, 2014

Geraldine successfully had her pins and external fixator removed! Now her arm is FREE to move! I can't wait to see her do the Macarena! :-)
She felt so good by evening that she asked to go geocaching with her host family (see photos)! Praise God! He is so good!

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