We thank you for your past and future support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru. Developing economies face enormous short and long-term challenges in building out their healthcare infrastructure in impoverished communities.
The flooding that has struck Peru over the past three years has devastated the most vulnerable communities in Peru. We work with a variety of hospitals and small clinics - providing hospital beds, exam tables and other much needed equipment and supplies. We partner with Peru’s Ministry of Health and generous transportation and logistics by Otis McAllister Inc.to bring medical aid to benefit thousands of families all year long. Our work in responding to natural disasters at times can overshadow our 28 years of work helping poor people who lack access to basic healthcare. Our latest shipment to Peru is focused on helping children who suffer debilitating physical disabilities. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood. Approximately 2 per 1,000 infants in developed countries are born with the condition. Sadly, for many of these children it is a tragic short life magnified by abandonment. Due to the generous donations from California Children Services and Kaiser Permanente, VIDA has received over 75 pieces of equipment to aid in the care and development of these children. These items which often cost in the thousands of dollars would be beyond the means of the children of Peru.
We are very excited to announce that the State of California's Rehab hospital in Sonoma CA will be donating the entire contents of its 125 bed facility. Specialized beds, gurneys , walkers, wheelchairs, and other equipment will be donated in June 2019 and will consist of 4 shipping containers.
We thank are medical donors and we thank you for making this unique and impactful medical relief program possible through your donations.
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