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Décor Aid 3-Sep-14
The Operation OzKids Fund was established in 2003 by the American Australian Association to assist Australian children needing urgent and specific medical treatment in the USA, which is unavailable to them in Australia.
The Fund was established at the behest of individuals who witnessed the life struggle of late Stanley Sclavos, a young Australian boy who was suffering from leukemia and was in need of another bone marrow transplant. His family had come to the United States to enable him to receive medical treatment here. Stanley passed away April 15, 2003 following a 33-month battle with childhood leukemia, specifically, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The Sclavos family’s Australian medical coverage and government assistance did not cover the massive expenses incurred by Stanley’s treatment in the United States. To cover their medical costs, which were in excess of $500,000, the family sold their house and business, exhausted all of their resources, and borrowed money from family and friends.
Dylan with Angelina Jolie
Operation OzKids USA has most recently assisted Dylan Hartung, an Australian boy who spent almost 8 years receiving treatment in New York for a rare form of cancer; he was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in July 2004. Fundraising efforts assisted Dylan and his family to stay in the United States for treatment and travel back to Australia in 2013. For more information on Dylan's story, please visit dylanhartung.net.
To contribute to the Association’s Operation OzKids USA Fund in the United States please make checks payable to 'American Australian Association' (in memo of check put 'OzKids') and send to:
American Australian Association
50 Broadway, Suite 2003
New York, NY 10004
Contributions are fully tax-deductible in the United States under IRS Code 501(c)3.