United for Colombia

United for Colombia's mission is to fund comprehensive and specialized medical care for severely wounded servicemen and civilians, especially children victims of landmines and unexploded devices. Health, happiness and hope can flourish in the hearts of hundreds of disabled Colombians who dream for a future filled with opportunities
Jan 19, 2012

Nov 2011-Jan 2012 Newsletter

We hope you had a delightful and happy Holiday Season!

Your kindness is helping to restore the lives of many Colombian war victims, turning their hopes and dreams into vibrant realities. Thanks to your support, United for Colombia was able to provide in 2011 comprehensive medical care to 18 children and 17 servicemen.

Ferson Gutierrez, an 18-year-old boy, is one of these beneficiaries. In February 2011, he was walking with friends and came across a metallic tube. Being curious, he picked it up and without warning, the tube exploded. Ferson lost both legs due to the incident. With your support, Ferson received two technologically advanced legs in the fall of 2011, and he is now walking again.

Please find attached the up-to-date and exciting news-worthy information in our Nov 2011-Jan 2012 Newsletter. United for Colombia would like to keep on sharing with you stories like Jerson’s.

Have a wonderful New Year!

Best wishes,

United for Colombia


Attachments:
Oct 13, 2011

UFC Newsletter August-October 2011

Attached you can find UFC latests Newsletter, where you may find information about our organzation and the work we've been doing related with the Project "Give medical treatment to 61 Colombian war victims".

Thank you for your support and for helping us to give a new hope to our beneficiaries.


Attachments:
Jul 28, 2011

One of United for Colombia’s Beneficiary

She is Emilcen (watch video attached), a 19-year-old young girl, who lost her left leg below the knee due to a grenade accident. Her accident occurred when she was only 10 years old, at her hometown of Pisba, Boyacá, approximately two hours from Bogotá (Colombian Capital). Her younger brother, Ferney, found a grenade and brought it home, thinking it was a toy. The grenade exploded and killed three of her family members, including her father, younger brother (Ferney) and her sister.

For six years, United for Colombia has supported Emilcen’s prosthetic medical care treatment. This month, Emilcen returned for the sixth time to Otto Bock, a prosthetic rehabilitation center in Bogotá, to get her prosthetic leg re-adjusted. She has received numerous physical therapy sessions and professional psychological care to regain full wellness and health. However, United for Colombia is looking for additional funders to keep supporting Emilcen’s full rehabilitation.

Today, she is working to support her mother. Her dream is to become a Prosthetic Technician to help many people who need prosthesis; especially children, Colombia’s most vulnerable people as a result of the devastating effects of the war against drugs and terrorism.

 “Thanks to God I had the opportunity to walk again…and smile again”, says Emilcen.

 Together we can help other children, just like Emilcen, and give them the possibility to smile again...

 

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