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#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again

by American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again
#ShowOfHands: Help Patients Use Their Hands Again

Summary

Imagine a life without your hands. Simple tasks such as eating and drinking can become impossible. There are thousands of patients around the world suffering from a deformity or injury who need your help to gain functioning hands.

$13,669
total raised
79
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

For millions of patients in the U.S. and around the world, hand surgery is simply not accessible. Some live in a country where there isn't a single hand surgeon. Some lack insurance. Some don't have the means to travel to the nearest specialist. Too many patients are living in pain or without hand function, unable to use their hands to work or perform basic tasks. There is a great need for expert hand surgeons and free hand surgery in this world.

Solution

Touching Hands, a program of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, provides free hand surgery and hand therapy to patients with deformities or injuries as well as invaluable education to developing surgeons around the world. The #ShowofHands Project bring us closer to providing every patient in need with access to specialized and affordable care.

Long-Term Impact

Not only will countless individuals be able to return to work and care for their families, surgeons around the world will have a better ability to provide specialized care to the patients in their communities. We can't wait for the #ShowofHands from happy, healthy patients!

Resources

http:/​/​www.assh.org/​afsh/​
http:/​/​www.assh.org/​touching-hands
Touching Hands Annual Report

Organization Information

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @handsociety
Project Leader:
Anne Pappas
Chicago, IL 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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