Glenda is one of our children at the Sunbeam Children’s Village. In 2021, she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the healthy parts of the body.
This is a long-term condition which causes joint pain, rashes and extreme tiredness. The symptoms of Lupus can improve the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, however the annual cost of treatment is approximately RMB50,000 (approximately HKD58,000), a huge sum for our village.
Since Glenda’s diagnosis, the support from our network of donors has been overwhelming and has allowed us to raise some of the vital funds needed for her treatment, which she will have to undergo for the rest of her life. Following a year of hospital visits, Glenda is now, thankfully, in a stable condition, which will remain so long as she continues to receive regular medication and check-ups with the doctor.
We are so lucky to be in a position to be able to help children like Glenda. With the continued support of our amazing network of donors, we hope to be able to help more children in need!