The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake

by Bridge to Turkiye Fund
The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake
The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake
The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake
The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake
The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake
The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake

Summary

The purpose of Project CATE is to help amputee children grow as functional adults and be part of society by building the infrastructure of social, psychological, and physical rehabilitation opportunities. This initiative will start by ensuring child amputees receive age-appropriate orthopedic aids such as orthoses and prostheses, physical therapy and psychological support in tandem with their long-term education.

$500,000
total goal
$497,232
remaining
16
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
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Challenge

On February 6, 2023, eleven provinces in Turkiye were devastated with multiple earthquakes leaving the children in these regions with incalculable psychosocial, economical and health care related burdens. Among the many thousands of children that were traumatized in some form by the earthquake, experts have estimated 500 children have undergone emergency amputations to save their lives. They need our help!

Solution

The purpose of Project CATE is to help amputee children grow as functional adults and be part of society by building the infrastructure of social, psychological, and physical rehabilitation opportunities. This initiative will start by ensuring child amputees receive age-appropriate orthopedic aids such as orthoses and prostheses, physical therapy and psychological support in tandem with their long-term education.

Long-Term Impact

Immediate interventions include replacing their extremities with prostheses and providing physical and psychological therapy to ensure these children will be able to live independently and become active members of society.

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Organization Information

Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Location: Cary, NC - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Sule Kivanc-Ancieta
Chapel Hill , NC United States

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