Have you ever had a friend or family member go out of their way to care for you? Maybe they brought you coffee on a bad day or flowers for a special occasion. Maybe they even drove you to an important doctor’s appointment, offered to bring meals, or provide childcare in the midst of a crisis. When someone shows up in this way, we don’t question their love for us. They are living it out. The parable above is from the book of Matthew and it exemplifies Jesus’ heart for each and every one of his “sheep” or followers. He cares for you personally. More than that, Jesus died for our sins, showing us once and for all the love He has for us. We don’t need to question it.
It’s this principle that inspired one of AIM’s core values – Yes To The One.
Following Jesus’ example, AIM is committed to helping anyone who asks for help. This can also be seen in Matthew 5:42 and 25:31-46. In fact, we have a specific fund set aside for just this reason! With the generous support of people like you, AIM has been able to provide life-saving assistance to those who need it!
A healthy life for KimHong
Kimhong is a student at the AIM School. At just 2 years old, he was diagnosed with an inherited blood disorder called Thalassemia. Now 7, Kimhong has spent the past 5 years receiving monthly blood transfusions to help treat the symptoms of anemia and fatigue. AIM School staff has donated blood for Kimhong to receive these transfusions. While this, in itself, has shown how AIM School staff cares for each of their students, Kimhong needs a more permanent solution to treat his condition.
The pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh has recommended that Kimhong gets a stem cell transplant at a hospital in India. After consulting with AIM’s medical experts in Cambodia and the United States, our team has agreed that this is the best course of action to give Kimhong the chance of a healthy life. While the surgery has risks, the success rate for such a procedure is 80-90%!
We are committed to standing by children like Kimhong, no matter the cost. Because Jesus tells us to care for the one, kids like Kimhong can have a healthy and fulfilled life! This is no small task. At the moment, costs are anticipated to be between $100,000 and $105,000 for transportation, medical care, and recovery. See the cost breakdown.
“AIM will cover this cost because we are committed to helping those entrusted to our care, but would greatly appreciate assistance from our partners if they are moved to help.”Jim McMorran; AIM CFO and Interim Country Director, Cambodia.
It’s only with the generous support of people like you that AIM is able to say “yes” to children like Kimhong. Will you prayerfully consider joining us?
Updates on Kimhong
Kimhong recently arrived in India with family and AIM staff. They are getting settled at the hospital where he will receive the stem cell transplant. Doctors found a familial stem cell match for Kimhong, giving the procedure a 90% chance of success! This is excellent news! Please continue to join us in prayer for Kimhong, his family, and those who are traveling with him.