Report on achievement of donation target amount
Target fundraising amount
Current amount (2017/11/28)
thank you for your help.
|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.
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.