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Urgent Help Needed for Baby Mateo

This is baby Mateo, a fifteen-month old baby living in an orphanage in southern China. The wonderful news is that a family has chosen him for adoption and is desperately working to bring him home.  However, Mateo needs our urgent help right now in order to make that possible.

Mateo’s kidneys are failing. His orphanage is unable to get him the dialysis that he needs to stabilize the high levels of potassium in his body. The nephrologist feels that without dialysis, Mateo will be unable to make the long trip back to the United States after meeting his family. It is absolutely urgent that he gets medical treatment.

We have committed to sending Mateo to a top pediatric hospital in China for evaluation of his kidney issues and dialysis. Your donation will help this little boy receive this life-saving care.

Mateo’s adoptive family expects to travel within the next 7 to 8 weeks. We know they are working as hard as they can to get his adoption expedited, so we want to do all that we can to help ensure that Mateo is healthy enough to travel home.

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