[Parentsgroup-list] FW: Help for a child at Imbabazi

Pär Cassel pcassel at fas.harvard.edu
Wed May 25 13:06:36 EDT 2005


Hi all,

Just got this from a mailing list at the History Department, I felt I should 
pass it along in case it reaches someone who could help...

Ciao,

Pär

> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 00:28:26 -0400
> From: "Kimberly Sims" <ksims at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [History-grad] FW: Help for a child at Imbabazi
> To: <history-grad at lists.fas.harvard.edu>
> Message-ID: <NJEILPGIBIIODEOPLDCGMELICBAA.ksims at fas.harvard.edu>
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>
> Dear All-
>
> This is from a family member of mine, a documentary filmmaker who once 
> lived
> in Rwanda. Your help would be much appreciated- even if it is in the form 
> of
> simply sending this along to someone who you think might be of assistance.
>
> Best,
> Kimberly Sims
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Heather Greer [mailto:amazi at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 12:08 AM
> To: Irina Khatsernova; pierre ubalijoro; dean.c.engle at chase.com
> Cc: Shawn Cuddy; Douglass.Sims at newyork.AllenOvery.com; Kimberly Sims;
> Ambreen Qureshi
> Subject: Fwd: Help for a child at Imbabazi
>
>
> Hi all -
>
> There is a young Rwandan orphan who has cancer and is in the process of
> preparing to have treatment at Mass General, but needs to find a family to
> host her during the treatments (could be up to 9 months - see details
> below).
>
> I know this a tall and tricky order, but if any of you have ANY ideas,
> please
> forward them to me with a CC to my friend Ambreen Quereshi
> (ambreen at pixelpress.org)
> asap. Time is pretty critical from what I understand, and she is lovely.
>
> Let me know if you know of anyone who might be able to help.
>
> Warmest love,
>
> Heather
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>
>  From: Ambreen Qureshi <ambreen at pixelpress.org>
>  Date: May 24, 2005 12:56:06 PM EDT
>  To: Heather Greer <amazi at earthlink.net>
>  Subject: FW: Help for a child at Imbabazi
>
>  Some more info...
>
>  Xoxo, q
>
>  ------ Forwarded Message
>
>    From: "Nelson, Susan" <Susan.Nelson at thomson.com>
>    Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 12:45:37 -0400
>    To: Ambreen Qureshi <ambreen at pixelpress.org>, Joanne McKinney
>    <jmckinney at northcastle.com>
>    Subject: RE: Help for a child at Imbabazi
>
>    Thanks so much to you both.
>
>    We are trying to get her over here as soon as possible. Passport & Visa
> are
>    ready; we are waiting for final word from Mass Gen to approve free
> treatment.
>    As you can imagine, each day is critical. Different time estimates for
>    duration of treatment; some say a few months, other say as long as 9
> months.
>    Very tough to estimate, I guess. She will be accompanied by an American
> woman
>    who speaks English, French & Rwandan, who will stay for the first week
> to help
>    her get settled. Claudine's first language is Rwandan, then
> English/French.
>    Being only 13, her language skills are not fluent, but she is doing
> rather
>    well. She is such a sweet girl -- one of our favorites.
>
>    Sue
>
>    -----Original Message-----
>    From: Ambreen Qureshi [mailto:ambreen at pixelpress.org]
>    Sent: Tue 5/24/2005 9:33 AM
>    To: Joanne McKinney
>    Cc: Nelson, Susan
>    Subject: Re: Help for a child at Imbabazi
>
>
>    Hi Jo and Sue,
>
>    I have a few potential leads to good people that can help. Do you have 
> a
> few
>    more details that I can share with them like the time frame of this 
> all?
> When
>    will Claudine be in Boston? And is there an estimation on how long her
>    treatment will be or is that open ended? Will she be traveling alone or
> with
>    someone? Any further information would be helpful in approaching
> possible host
>    families.
>
>    Best,
>    Ambreen
>
>    --
>    Ambreen Qureshi
>    Managing Editor, PixelPress
>    212 929 2160
>    www.pixelpress.org
>
>
>    on 5/24/05 10:23 AM, Joanne McKinney at jmckinney at northcastle.com 
> wrote:
>
>
>
>    Hi all,
>    I'm reaching out to all of you hoping we can throw a broad net out with
> our
>    connections. Claudine, a 13 year old at the Imbabazi orphanage has
> cancer.
>    Roz and the board are trying to bring her to Mass General in Boston for
>    treatment (see below). They need a host family in the Boston area to
> help.
>    It's a big request but I'm sure between the group of us we have to know
>    someone who could help.
>    If you have any ideas, please reply to me and copy Sue Nelson, an
> Imbabazi
>    board member at susan.nelson at thomson.com
>    Thanks so much for your help.
>    Joanne
>
>    ------ Forwarded Message
>    From: "Nelson, Susan" <Susan.Nelson at thomson.com>
>    Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 10:02:33 -0400
>    To: <info at rwandaproject.org>
>    Subject: Hi from Sue Nelson
>
>    Hi Joanne --
>
>    You might have met Adrien, Claudine & Benimana at the Imbabazi. A
> brother & 2
>    sisters, really cute. Claudine, now 13, has been very ill with tumors 
> on
> her
>    leg. Finally diagnosed as bone cancer; they amputated her leg and she
> now
>    needs chemotherapy. We are moving mountains to bring her to Mass Gen in
>    Boston for treatment. Looks like it will be several months.
>
>    We thought we had a Rwandan host family, but they have had to decline.
> Now in
>    search of a Boston family (Rwandan if possible) to help us out. It's a
> Huge
>    request, but that's how much we all love Claudine. Wondering if you
> might
>    have some contacts there who would be able to help with the search or
> offer
>    their home and help?
>
>    Attached is a short piece on Claudine. Carol Levy and Ann Roehrs are
> central
>    to the effort on this side as well.
>
>    Regards to all -- hope you are well. I will be home on Friday if you
> want to
>    chat. 253-941-0628
>
>    Sue Nelson 



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