Thanks to your recent support, ALTSO has been able to provide four additional patients in Asia free orthopedic care to improve their mobility and self-esteem. Since the start (September 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided treatment to a total of 21 children.
On behalf of ALTSO, thank you for making a difference in the lives of one of the most segregated and disadvantaged groups in today's society. We are forever grateful for your support, which inspires us to keep pushing forward for children with limb disabilities in the developing world.
- the ALTSO team
Please note, the following four patients included in this report are between the ages of 10 and 12 and are from Punjab, Pakistan.
Thanks to your recent support through GlobalGiving, we have been able to provide clubfoot correctional treatment for two children and treatment for the correction of developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH) for two children.
Since the start (Sept. 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided 17 children in Asia free orthopedic care and the opportunity for a better future.
On behalf of ALTSO's children, thank you for making such an important difference. We are grateful for your support, inspired by your passion and moved by your dedication to the children we serve - together.
- The ALTSO Team
Please note, the following four patients included in this report acquired disabilities congenitally. Nawab, Marwa and Maryum are from Kabul, Afghanistand and Nazmul is from Chuadanga, Bangladesh. All patients are between the ages of 4 months and 2 years old.
Of the estimated 200,000 babies born with clubfoot (a congenital foot deformity characterized by feet turned inward and sometimes backward, which is caused by abnormal development of the muscles, tendons and bones in the foot while the fetus is forming during pregnancy) a year, more than 80% live in the developing world, and most of these babies are left untreated or receive inadequate care. In Bangladesh alone, 1 in every 1,000 children are born with this congenital deformity. (Incidence estimated using CIA factbook statistics and clubfoot incidence of 1-2/1000 live births)
Thanks to your recent support through GlobalGiving, we have been able to provide clubfoot correctional treatment for three children, a prosthetic device for one child and corrective surgery for one child suffering from cerebral palsy.
Since the start (Sept. 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided 13 children in Asia free orthopedic care and the opportunity for a better future.
Please note, each of the following five patients included in this report acquired disabilities congenitally. All patients are from Chuadanga, Bangladesh and are between the ages of 3 months and 9 years old.
Since the start (Sept. 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided 8 children in Asia free orthopedic care and the opportunity for a better future.
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Thank you for your continued compassion and support in helping to treat children with limb disabilities in the devloping world. We could not do it without you!
For more information on ALTSO and our global programs, please visit www.altso.org.
Thank you to everyone that helped fulfill our goal of giving 25 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk!
We could not have achieved this mission without you!
Since the end of the GlobalGiving challenge, we have treated 25 children in Asia and are planning to treat more. Treatment included seven surgeries, seven clubfoot corrections, six orthotic braces, five prosthetic limbs, as well as providing rehabilitation to all patients.
Children are referred to our program by our implementation partners in the field. We evaluate their condition and deliver the appropriate treatment needed. We fully cover all costs relating to the treatment and rehabilitation of each child. Our goal is to provide high-quality continuous care until the age of 18 for children treated under our program. We also teach medical professionals in our program countries innovative othopedic surgical techniques, prosthetic design and rehabilitation-practices to help bridge the gap in medical care between the developed and developing worlds.
Because of your continued support we can accept more children into our programs and help more children walk towards a better future.
Again, we cannot thank you enough for your love and support in helping children with limb disabilities in the developing world walk.
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