What can Healing The Children do with $10,000? We can provide local children with necessary x-rays, MRIs or labwork and provide children from around the world with necessary life saving surgery. Every penny donated will go to secure and provide children with necessary medical and surgical care.
No child deserves to suffer due to a lack of financial or technological resources. We envision a world where every child access to medical and surgical care they desperately need. Our three core programs address the needs of children locally and internationally.
Our Local Kids Program provides medical, surgical, dental and therapeutic care to children in our local community that are uninsured or under-insured and have a special medical need that requires them to see a specialist(s). Healing The Children also provides the necessary support services such as access to x -rays, MRIs, lab work , prescription assistance and orthopaedic braces.
Local Kids Health Information and Prevention Program: emphasizes the effect poor eating habits and lack exercise have on the mind and body. Poor eating and lack of exercise can lead to health conditions such high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Families learn important information on proper nutrition and importance of exercise in improving mental and physical health.
Medical Missions Program allows volunteer medical and surgical health professionals travel overseas. They treat patients free of charge and share their expertise with host country health professionals during procedures and in-service sessions. Other volunteers unpack and prepare medical equipment and medicines, provide transportation, organize patients, and document activities.
Most trips last 8 to 10 days, and often the doctors treat as many as 100 children and screen scores more for possible treatment in the U.S. Specialties most often provided on HTC medical trips are plastic and maxillofacial surgery, dental services, ear, nose and throat services, cardiac and ophthalmologic, neurosurgical, urological, general surgical, and orthopedic procedures. The work is grueling, but rewarding. Many doctors report feeling renewed commitment to their profession and new certainty that what they do is worthwhile.
International Inbound Program brings children from different countries to the United States where they are matched with specialized medical and surgical treatment. When the medical treatment is complete, the children return home to their families, taking with them the precious gift of health.