MAPS Media Contacts:

Lois Josimovich
Director of Development & Communications
(617) 864-7600, Ext. 21
ljosimovich@maps-inc.org

Renan Leahy
Communications Coordinator
(617) 864-7600, Ext. 23
rleahy@maps-inc.org

Can You Help Filipe?

Filipe Wolff is a 3-year-old Brazilian boy who came to Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center in Boston in November 2011 for treatment of a rare type of cancer since the drugs needed for his treatment were not approved in Brazil. Filipe’s parents soon learned that the cancer had been contained but a related disease called sclerosing cholangitis is destroying his liver. He’s now in a race against time to raise $800,000 for a liver transplant.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donation for Felipe. If making a donation by check,  please make it payable to MAPS and write FILIPE WOLFF in the memo. Checks can be mailed to “Help Filipe Campaign”, c/o MAPS, 1046 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139. 

In the words of his doctor, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, “The only chance of a cure for Filipe is a liver transplant but unfortunately Filipe’s insurance status limits this option. For this reason, we are supporting Filipe’s family and friends in their quest for the financial support that is needed for this life-saving intervention… Filipe hopefully has been cured of his cancer; we are now fighting for his life” (read the letter here).

The need is urgent! For more information, please visit www.helpfilipe.com or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/helpfilipelivertransplant/ today!

MAPS is working with the committee of concerned community members helping Filipe’s parents to raise money. Please stay tuned for more information.