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JESSE LUCKY FOUNDATION

In 2009, Jesse's life took a devastating turn when he had a severe reaction to a drug known as penicillin. Tragically, he was left legally blind and had to fight for his life due to a succession of misdiagnoses by health workers who were unaware of the true cause of his condition. Only when we brought him to an international hospital did we receive confirmation that his symptoms were a reaction to medication, a condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). As a response, Jane, Jesse's mother, established the Jesse Lucky Foundation to increase awareness about SJS, an uncommon yet deadly.
Who we are

We Grow by Helping People in Need

Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations by raising awareness of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) in Africa and providing support to immigrant parents and children in the USA. We are committed to empowering communities through education, advocacy, and access to resources, ensuring that all individuals have the opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives regardless of their socio-economic status or background.

Vision

Our vision is a world where every person, regardless of their circumstances, has access to accurate information about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and the support they need to navigate life's challenges with dignity and resilience. We envision empowered communities in Africa who are knowledgeable about SJS and equipped to prevent and respond to this condition effectively. Additionally, we envision immigrant families in the USA thriving and contributing positively to society, supported by a network of resources and compassionate community partners dedicated to their well-being.

Through our mission and vision, we strive to foster a world where health disparities are addressed, cultural diversity is celebrated, and every individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

What we do

We Grow by Helping People in Need

1. Creating Awareness of SJS in Africa:

Goals:

  • Raise awareness about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) among less privileged populations in Africa.
  • Educate communities about the symptoms, causes, and preventive measures related to SJS.
  • Provide support and resources for affected individuals and their families.

Objectives:

  • Develop educational materials about SJS in multiple languages spoken in Africa.
  • Conduct community outreach programs, including seminars, workshops, and health fairs, to disseminate information about SJS.
  • Collaborate with local healthcare providers to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment of SJS cases.
  • Establish partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations to integrate SJS awareness campaigns into existing healthcare initiatives.
  • Provide support groups and counseling services for individuals and families affected by SJS.
  • Advocate for improved access to healthcare resources and medications necessary for managing SJS in low-income communities.

2. Supporting Immigrant Parents and Children in the USA:

Goals:

  • Provide assistance and support to immigrant parents and children in navigating life in the USA.
  • Address the unique challenges faced by immigrant families, including cultural adjustment, language barriers, and legal issues.
  • Promote the well-being and integration of immigrant children into their new communities.

Objectives:

  • Offer legal assistance and resources to immigrant families to navigate immigration procedures, residency status, and citizenship applications.
  • Provide language and cultural orientation programs to help immigrant parents and children integrate into American society.
  • Establish mentorship programs pairing immigrant families with volunteers or mentors who can provide guidance and support.
  • Organize educational workshops on topics such as parenting in a new culture, accessing healthcare and social services, and understanding rights and responsibilities as immigrants.
  • Collaborate with schools, community centers, and other organizations to create a supportive environment for immigrant children, including access to education and extracurricular activities.
  • Advocate for immigrant-friendly policies at the local, state, and national levels to ensure the rights and dignity of immigrant families are upheld.
Supporting

We support immigrants in USA

We support immigrant parents and children in the USA which involves addressing various needs, including legal, social, educational, and emotional support.

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