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08 November 2008     Ludhiana Area, Punjab

Harjoban Singh lives with his family and grandparents in a small village located in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. His father works as a farmer; he owns 3 acres himself and leases another 5 acres. He makes about 10, 000 each month. Unfortunately, Harjoban’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and had to undergo an operation. Although the operation successfully removed the cancer from the affected area, a few months later she was diagnosed with throat cancer. In order to treat the cancer, Harjoban’s mother will have to undergo another surgery. The medical expenses for her previous surgery and other treatment, however, has put Harjoban’s family 400, 000 rupees in debt.

Harbojan’s dad wants his son to go to school and get a good education, but he cannot afford to pay his tuition much longer, especially if anyone else in their family falls sick and needs medical treatment. Medical expenses in India are extremely high and capable of devastating families. Medicine is a right, not a privilege. When you sponsor a child through SAF CANADA, along with covering the child’s tuition fees we make sure every member of a child’s immediate family receives the treatment they need. If you sponsor Harbojan today, we will be able to make sure that nothing robs this young boy of the opportunity to learn and the chance for his family to live a happy, healthy life.

Grade: 2 | Age: 8

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