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Feet for Freedom

Organized by: Stephen Cooper

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Its sad to say, but
March 23, 2016

Since opening this fundraiser, not one person has pledged a single penny.  Come on guys, surely you want to help this little girls get out of See More

THE STORY:

I am currently living part time in the Philippines. In 2014 I met a ten year old girl who was living in abject poverty in a structure with dirt floors and one room off the ground. This delightful child was born without hands or feet. She wears flip-flops on her knees to move around in the dirt. My heart immediately told me that I had to manage somehow to enable this child to be fitted with prosthetic feet and if possible wearable arms with hands/hooks. This child is being educated but due to the utter lack of social funding for such congenital defects in this country no hope for her exists here. I spent many valuable months emailing detailed photos of the girl to a very well known children's hospital in California under the assumption they were going to come here to fit her for limbs. In the end, after being shunted from one disinterested person to another, my emails went unanswered. My goal of $20,000 is picked at random because I do not know how much it will cost in the end for either American prosthetists to come here to make and fit her for limbs or to have her fly to the United States or elsewhere to be fitted. Another possibility is to raise the money to pay for the limbs to be made here in the Philippines, because, due to her age, they will need to be re-made from time to time as she ages. My life's aim is to see this little girl finally walking upright, out of the dirt and grime in which she lives. At the very least I want to see her have FEET. Arms and hands would be nice, but ambulation is the highest priority.

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