Help African Children Come to US for Surgery

by Healing the Children
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery
Help African Children Come to US for Surgery

Summary

Since 1979, Healing the Children has provided hope and healing for children around the world. We are perhaps the oldest and largest registered charitable organization focused single-mindedly on helping poor children worldwide access the urgently needed medical care they need and deserve. Healing the Children partners with American and International healthcare providers to maximize our impact. Our 40 year history is a testimony to our commitment to helping children to have healthy lives.

$1,185
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

In Liberia, Ethiopia, and Togo/Burkina Faso, treatment for many major surgeries is unavailable. Many children suffer from major heart defects and traumatic injury. Children needing these lifesaving surgeries come from developing countries where families face daily struggles to survive in a society where many people make less than $1 a day let alone attempt to fund a surgery. Not only are financial resources limited but often so are qualified medical personnel, medical supplies and/or equipment.

Solution

Healing the Children brings children to the U.S to receive the lifesaving medical care they need. All our services are free to the child and their family. So many children lack the mobility, funds, and/or access to medical care to obtain the surgery they need in their home country. Worldwide more than 60% of children living in poverty face this plight. Healing the Children is bridging this disparity by providing the urgent, often life-saving, surgical care the child needs and deserves.

Long-Term Impact

Healing the Children's International Inbound Program brings a child to the US for donated medical care. The child stays with a host family. This is our founding program. through this program the children comes to the US, receives donated medical care, and the children returns to their family and village where they can live a productive, healthier life. Since 1979, we have assisted 7,478 children through this program, many who are now adults with families, careers, and children of their own.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Healing the Children

Location: Spokane, WA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Debra McDonald
Simpsonville, KY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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