Health  China Project #5025

Fund critical surgery for 6 Chinese orphans

by The Red Thread Promise


Orphanages are often unable to provide costly critical care for the most severely disabled babies due to insufficient funds. We fill this gap by offering life-saving medical care to the weakest children who are sometimes ineligible for adoption. We partner with homes for special-needs children in China and provide surgery for spina bifida and other severe, life-threatening conditions. Following treatment, children enjoy improved health and are often eligible for adoption.

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In orphanages and foster homes, difficult decisions must be made as to how to best allocate limited funds for an increasing number of children with handicaps. For infants with acute conditions such as spina bifida, early intervention is critical. Surgery needs to be performed within days of birth to assure the optimum outcome. Otherwise, children are at risk for spending their entire life institutionalized, have little chance of being adopted or, in some cases, not surviving to the age of one.


Medical and often surgical intervention is absolutely imperative to address spina bifida and other extreme conditions. Immediate treatment offers permanent physical improvement and results in a significantly better quality of life for a child. The Red Thread Promise works directly with the orphanages and foster homes to fund these procedures for the most critical cases, offering these exceptional children a chance at a healthier life.

Long-Term Impact

Following the appropriate medical care, a child's chances are greatly increased that the he or she will become adopted, joining his or her forever family. This improved state of health and well-being allows them to grow up to become a more productive member of society. They are better able to care for themselves, reducing the burden on society, thus decreasing the number of adults who are permanently institutionalized.


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Organization Information

The Red Thread Promise

Location: Havertown, PA - USA
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The Red Thread Promise
Kathy Korge Albergate
Project Leader:
Kathy Korge Albergate
New Orleans, LA United States

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