In Africa (Zimbabwe), we have provided financial and practical support to existing programs that support disabled and terminally ill people, primarily lepers, amputees and AIDS orphans. We’ve provided and continue to provide prosthetic supplies and financial support for extremely disadvantaged people (+/-$500,000 worth of support).
In Detroit, the limited financial and pragmatic support we have provided to a local nonprofit service provider, enabled the program to continue to support terminally ill children and their families who live below the poverty line.
We’ve made financial donations to Children’s Hospital of Michigan and supported various other worthwhile endeavors (including ad hoc projects).
An example of an ad hoc project: We were able to provide financial support to a 10-year old terminally ill child who was eligible for experimental cancer treatment in Texas but could not afford the travel costs to take advantage of that opportunity. Coordinating with Children’s Hospital of Michigan, we enabled his mother to take him to – and stay with him – whilst he was undergoing his treatment at the hospital in Texas. Though the treatment was ultimately unsuccessful and the child died, he and his mother were able to move through the process with dignity.
Partnership with kids wings, to provide free air transportation to terminally and chronically ill children to distant medical facilities when commercial air transportation is either unaffordable or impractical.
Over the last 15 years we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of helping a lot of people. Most of our focus being on terminally ill children and their families (both in the USA and Africa) and amputees, including people in a Leprosy Settlement in Africa. If you’d like more information about what we’ve been up to, please do not hesitate to contact us.