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 Children  Nepal Project #32124

Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own

by Healing the Children Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own
Help 20 Children in Nepal to Walk on Their Own

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, 2,346 children were born with clubfoot and thousands more injured during the disaster. For the past 10 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!

$6,653
total raised
61
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

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. With your support - HTC Volunteers will help 20 children stand on their own in April 2018. Imagine the joy for 20 children as they 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 this volunteer medical team is to provide 20 children with foot & ankle surgery, post op support, and a set of crutches. The Nepal Orthopedic Hospital (NOH) was the only standing hospital post earthquake 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!

Resources

http:/​/​www.healingthechildren.org
Healing the Children 2016 Annual Report
Healing the Children 2016 Audited Financials
Healing the Children 2015 Annual Report
Healing the Children 2015 Audited Financials

Organization Information

Healing the Children

Location: Spokane, WA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Jennifer D'Amico
Spokane, Washington 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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