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When Your Child Needs Surgery You Can’t Afford

Just eight years old, Rafelino needed a second hernia operation – surgery his parents couldn’t afford. See how you helped this young boy and his family. Read Transcript


Reporter: RAFILINO WAS

ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD WHEN HE

HAD HIS FIRST HERNIA

OPERATION.

IT WAS JUST THREE YEARS

AGO HE HAD A HERNIA ON HIS

STOMACH.

NOW HE HAS ANOTHER ONE.

Reporter: HE KNEW HE

HAD TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO

AGGRAVATE HIS CONDITION OR

IT WOULD HURT.

IF I PLAY SOCCER, THE

LUMP WILL GROW BIGGER.

Reporter: HIS PARENTS

HAD BORROWED MONEY AND

WORKED HUNDREDS OF EXTRA

HOURS TO PAY FOR THE FIRST

SURGERY.

NOW THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO IT

ALL AGAIN.

WHEN WE FOUND THE SECOND

HERNIA, WE REALLY WERE OUT

OF MONEY.

AND IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO

BORROW MONEY AGAIN.

Reporter: DINA'S

HUSBAND WORKS AS A SECURITY

GUARD AT A GAS STATION.

THEY STARTED SELLING SNACKS

AND COFFEE AGAIN TO TRY TO

SAVE MONEY FOR THE SECOND

SURGERY.

RAFILINO TOLD HIS PARENTS TO

STOP.

I DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE MY

MOM AND DAD IN DEBT AGAIN.

HE KNEW.

HE SAID, IF YOU AND DAD ARE

DOING THIS TO PAY FOR MY

OPERATION, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

DO IT.

Reporter: THEN ONE

AFTERNOON DINA WAS ABLE TO

REGISTER RAFILINO FOR A FREE

OPERATION FUNDED BY CBN

INDONESIA.

A SURGEON SOON OPERATED ON

HIM AND REPAIRED HIS

HERNIA.

AND HE TOLD US HE WAS MOST

EXCITED ABOUT ONE THING.

I CAN PLAY SOCCER NOW.

THANKS, CBN, FOR HELPING

MY SON.

MY PRAYER IS YOU CAN GIVE

HELP TO OTHERS LIKE YOU

HELPED US.

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