Stanford Univ. Area - Good Turn Needed
Turba, Thomas N (Thomas.Turba@UNISYS.COM)
Thu, 22 May 1997 15:53:48 -0600
My good friend and fellow Scouter, Roy Alfaro, of La Asociacion de Guias
y Scouts de Costa Rica has asked if I could do him a favor.
A Scout leader and her Guide daughter are coming to the States so the
daughter can have a liver transplant to save her life. The operation
will be done at the Stanford University Hospital in California.
The family and Scout association in Costa Rica are now trying to raise
the $200,000 needed for the operation. This is a lot of money for them
(as it is for most people).
The favor that Roy has asked, is to see if I could find a host family
for the mother and daughter while they wait for a suitable donor. I
have no idea how long this may be.
The Girl Guide is 17 years old. I don't know how much English either of
them knows. I also don't know how soon they would be coming. However,
from the way Roy sounded, I think it will be soon if they are to have a
good chance at saving her life. The timing also depends on how soon
they can raise the money. (I'm sure they will accept donations if
anyone so desires. But, that is not the intent of this message)
If you are interested in being a host family, or know of someone that
might be, please contact me at either of the e-mail addresses below.
T. N. T.
Thomas N. (Tom) Turba
Indianhead Council, BSA
St. Paul, Minnesota
E-mail: Thomas.Turba@Unisys.Com -or-
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