This project will provide life changing care to physically disabled children from impoverished Filipino families. We help develop a treatment plan, locate services needed, and with our partners and service providers we are able to secure treatment free or at a reduced cost. Our primary purpose is to cover travel expenses for one child and a parent. We also provide funds for health insurance, doctor visits, diagnostic services, orthotics, etc. as needed.
In the Philippines, more than a fifth of the population live in poverty, most have a low level of education and strong beliefs. Having a disabled child in this situation makes the child an object of discrimination, isolation, and ridicule. Often, they are pulled out of school and this ends their hope for a productive life. There are very few sponsored government resources to help these children, so they often end up with little hope, a limited future and completely relying on their family.
Many families do not have the skills or the means to work with doctors or service providers to obtain a professional diagnosis for their child's condition. We assist the family in getting this done. If needed we purchase health insurance to assist our partners with their cost. We work with partners to develop a treatment plan, surgical intervention, physical therapy, etc. If surgery is needed, we cover all expenses of travel, housing and food for child and parent to Tebow Cure Hospital in Davao.
We currently have identified at least 20 disabled children who we hope to help during 2020. Providing the appropriate treatment for their physical disabilities will provide these children hope for a better life, allowing them to become productive members of their families and communities while shedding the stigma of being a burden. Your help will change the direction of these children's lives so they can become productive members of society.