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 Health  Nepal Project #38857

Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet

by Healing the Children
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet
Help Kids in Nepal to Walk on Their Own Two Feet

Summary

Amid the majestic mountains of Nepal, children living in poverty often struggle to stand. Every year 782 children in Nepal are born with clubfoot. Since the 2015 earthquake, 3,078 children were born with clubfoot and thousands more injured during the disaster. For the past 11 years, a team of fearless volunteers from the US have traveled to Nepal to bring their gift of healing. In one medical trip they can assess 70 patients, perform 55 surgical procedures on 20 patients. What an impact!

$22,167
total raised
98
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

More than 2/3 of all children born with clubfoot deformity live in circumstances where they do not have access to specialized medical care. In Nepal, 732 children are born every year with clubfoot deformity. These deformities are painful and drastically limit the child's mobility and independence. In April 2019, a team of HTC Volunteers will provide critical foot and ankle surgery in Nepal. Imagine the joy as these children begin to walk on their own two feet for the very first time!

Solution

Our medical volunteers provide all their own expenses, take time off from work, leave their families, raise funds, and secure donated equipment and medical supplies to travel around the world to help heal children. Why? Because helping even one child matters. The ability to work alongside the doctors in Nepal and train them on new techniques to correct clubfoot at birth and provide surgery for up to 20 children each year matters. The joy in the eyes of the parents and the child - Priceless!

Long-Term Impact

The goal of our medical team is to provide needy children with foot & ankle surgery, post op support, and a set of crutches. The Nepal Orthopedic Hospital (NOH) treated 3,000 patients post earthquake (mostly in tents) and continues to provide life changing surgeries. Thanks to our partnership in Nepal and training in"Ponseti" method we can now help correct clubfoot at birth. Our dedicated volunteers are passionate about this work and with your financial support it is all possible - Thank You!

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.healingthechildren.org
Website: Healing the Children National
Facebook: Healing the Children National
Facebook: Healing the Children Southern California

Organization Information

Healing the Children

Location: Spokane, WA - USA
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Project Leader:
Jennifer D'Amico
Spokane, WA United States

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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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