Report on achievement of donation target amount

Target fundraising amount

154,000,000 YEN

Current amount (2017/11/28)


thank you for your help.

Breakdown Amount
Medical expense 132 million yen
Travel expense   15 million yen
Living expense     5 million yen
Office expense     2 million yen

Message from Shuya’s parents

We appreciate your warm support for our son, Shuya.

He has been fighting for a serious cardiac disease called Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. According to his doctor, his condition is critical and in desperate need of heart transplant as soon as possible.  Our friends organized a voluntary group ’Save Shuya’ to support the cost and expenses for us.

Doctor told us that neither current medical treatment nor artficial heart transplant is effective for him and he is in constant danger of sudden death every single day. So heart transplant from a donor is the only option for him to survive.

Poor Shuya has been giving up many things such as his favorite sport activities and food, as his daily intake of salt and water is strictly limited.

Approximately 70% of patients lose their lives within 5 years from the onset of this disease. More than 5 years have already passed for Shuya’s case and there is not much time left for him.

Although he is in the list of transplant recipient in Japan, the possiblity of domestic transplant is quite low. And thanks to the efforts of doctors, the door has opend for Shuya to be accepted for transplant surgery at Pittsburgh Children Hospital.
We want him to live. We want to allow him to do whatever he wants.But for transplant surgery outside of Japan, the cost for the surgery and related expense are enormous, which an individual person cannot afford.We are aware that we are asking for a selfish hope, but to save our son’s life, the only way for us is to ask for your kindness.Please give us your warm support so that Shuya can receive all medical treatments he needs as soon as possible. We would like to express our deepest appreciation for your help and continuing support.Thank you.
Yousuke and Kazumi Kikuchi

Why we organize this fund

Shuya Kikuchi(age of 12, sixth grade) lives in Niiza city, Saitama, Japan. He is currently admitted at Nihon University Itabashi Hospital.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy is a type of heart disease, which is an unknown incurable disease. The cardiac ventricle wall becomes stiff and it won’t inflatable. He has a high risk of sudden death. It is a disease of poor prognosis. His parents have been giving him any possible treatments for more than 5 years. Unfortunately his heart function has been gradually weakening. The only way to save his life is to undergo a heart transplant surgery in the US as soon as possible.

Although The Organ Transplant Law in Japan has been revised in July 2010, which enabls transplant to children, his heart can not wait for a domestic donor. Luckly he got accepted for transplant surgery at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital but the cost for related expenses (travel, surgery and medical fee) are enormous amounting to USD1.1 million, which is far beyond the sum that an individual can bear.

We organized a supporting group ‘Save Shuya’ to ask as many people as possible for donation for his life. We appreciate your warm and continuing support for saving his life.
Representative of ‘SAVE SHUYA’