Heizen is just 12 years old but he is already living with the burden of leprosy.
“My friends made fun of me… I felt so ashamed I could not go back to school and face them again.” Says Heizen, wiping away his tears.
Your support today can help:
Heizen has swollen nodes on his ears and elbows. One of his elbows is already numb, and his left hand has started to claw from nerve damage.
It makes him weak, unable to grip things, and his elbow often aches.
Worse still, Heizen’s leprosy has prevented him from going to school. He used to love writing and playing touch rugby, but now he finds it too difficult, as his hand and arm are simply not strong enough.
Today your gift will be multiplied FIVE times.
Together we can cure and protect Heizen - and others like him – and ensure his life is free from the shadow of leprosy forever.
Through the ‘Sustainable Livelihoods Project’, The New Zealand Aid Programme* is matching our fundraising with $4 per $1 that is donated.
*New Zealand Government’s official aid for developing countries. The first $100,000 raised in this Appeal is 5x Government match funded.