Erick is arriving on November 21st

Dear Smile Rescue Fund Friends,

We have great news: Erick will be arriving on November 21st to begin his treatment journey. A reminder that Erick (8 years old) was attacked by a chimpanzee in his home country, The Republic of the Congo. Though he (miraculously) survived, his face was left extremely disfigured. Read the entire story here. He will be treated at Stony Brook Hospital to reconstruct his face so he can eat properly again (he weighs only 40 pounds now) and regain some semblance of normalcy in his life.

We have arrangements for accommodations for Erick and his companion, but need your help with:
-weekend hosting
-transportation to/from the hospital, doctor’s appointments and excursions
-offsetting the cost of food and incidentals

If you can lend a hand, please email For donations, please visit our website and click on the “donate now” link:

Thank you in advance for your support!

Leon & the SRFK team

3 replies
  1. Kerry Wolfson
    Kerry Wolfson says:

    My family could help with driving to appointments and weekend help. We have a family vacation planned for Dec 26- Jan 3 , but other then that we have nothing major planned. We live in Seaford, my daughter Kelly was on the last mission. We are friends with Dr. Debbie Messina. We would like to help!


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