Pray for Sri Lanka Relief
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal!
WHY HELP IS NEEDED
A wave of bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed 321 people and injured hundreds more in Sri Lanka’s capital and East. Many of the injured are suffering intense burns, are weak, and need the physical strength to recover.
After the body’s initial shock response to the injury wears off, metabolism rates can increase up to 180 percent, heart rates can jump by up to 150 percent and the liver can increase in size by up to 200 percent.
In short, the body goes into hyperdrive to heal wounds, and it looks for nutrients wherever it can find them. Unless the patient receives large amounts of supplemental nutrients, the body will rob itself of core nutrients. Essentially, if patients aren’t able to meet the high calorie and protein requirements it takes to heal, their body will start consuming its own muscle mass in order to deliver nutrition. Muscle wasting is most obvious in the arms, legs and abdomen.
Once patients lose that muscle mass, their ability to exercise, undergo rehabilitation, and fight infection are severely compromised
HOW CAN YOU HELP
We have had a request from the General Hospital in Batticaloa for specialised protein powder and other specialised protein supplements to provide to burn victims, as a way to improve their nutritional strength and ensure a quick road to recovery.
Your donations through this campaign will fund this much-needed protein powder to assist in the recovery of those most impacted by these events.