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URGENT help the Tiempo family pay for medical care
27,500 raised
24% of ₱115k goal
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Ended Aug 18, 2015
The Tiempo family in the Philippines just lost their youngest daughter, Jessica Tiempo, to TB. She was only 18 years old. They didn't have the means to get her proper treatment. The rest of the family are also stricken with TB and desperately need help.

Thank you for looking at our plea for help. We are Ian and Ellen Sklar. We need desperately and urgently to help Ellen's family in the Philippines, the Tiempo family.

Their youngest daughter, Jessica, Ellen's little sister, contracted TB and passed away yesterday evening (03 August). She was only 18 years old. She could have survived had she had access to proper medical care.  The rest of the family are now also stricken with TB, and their third daughter, Precy Tiempo, in addition to being infected with TB, also has pneumonia; an absolutely deadly combination that needs immediate treatment. 

The Tiempos have been struggling financially all of their lives.  Elias Tiempo, Ellen's father, works hard to support his family, but pay is very low in the Philippines.  We send them whatever money we can each month to supplement their income and it's normally enough to get them by, but we've now sent them the maximum we can handle without putting ourselves and daughter into danger. It isn't nearly enough to cover funeral and medical expenses.  We're frightened by what will happen if they go untreated. We humbly ask you to please help us to help them. All proceeds will be transferred directly to them for treatment as well as funeral expenses for Jessica.

There are 8 in the Tiempo family which includes 3 grand-children, each under 5 years old, and all are ill.  We are truly grateful for whatever help you can give to them.

The Tiempo's home in Tuban Philippines
The Tiempo's home

The Tiempo's Kitchen

Happier times. Jessica is seated on the far right, next to her father (white tank top)Better days

Thank you truly for your kindness and for any support you can offer the Tiempos,

Ian & Ellen Sklar

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