Navigation Links
New Program Makes Prosthetics Available to All Haitian Children Who Lost Limbs in Earthquake
Date:8/4/2010

Knights of Columbus partners with Medishare to provide physical therapy and prosthetic limbs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus today announced that it will come to the aid of every Haitian child who lost a limb in the January earthquake that destroyed much of their country and claimed nearly a quarter of a million lives. Many thousands more were seriously injured, including hundreds of children who lost arms and legs in the tragedy.

The Knights of Columbus has taken a special interest in helping those injured in Haiti. Working in partnership with the Global Wheelchair Mission, the Knights have so far provided more than 1,000 wheelchairs to those injured, including many children. One thousand more wheelchairs are slated for delivery over the next several months, for a total of more than 2,200.

Today the Knights of Columbus announced a new program - "Hope for Haiti's Children" - to make assistance available to every child in Haiti who lost a limb in the earthquake. The Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus approved a resolution last weekend that commits the organization to providing prosthetic limbs and therapy over the next two years for all the approximately 800 children who lost an arm or leg in the earthquake. The estimated cost of providing the prosthetic limbs and therapy is $1 million.

News conference participants included the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson; Prof. Robert Gailey, PhD, PT, director of rehabilitation services for Medishare; Mike Corcoran, chief of prosthetics for Medishare; and Chris Lewis, president of the American Wheelchair Mission.

"Almost eight months after the devastating earthquake, we must not forget  the children of Haiti, who still need our help, and who continue to be so greatly affected by this disaster," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. "We believe that this program for the injured children of Haiti will not only
alleviate their mobility issues in the near term, but also will provide real, concrete hope for their future."

Each child will receive three prosthetics and physical therapy over the course of a two-year treatment program. The program will be administered by Medishare, which operates the University of Miami/Medishare hospital in Port au Prince, and is the premier children's medical facility in Haiti.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Knights of Columbus
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. UCLA Program Aims to Revolutionize Kidney Transplants
2. Vical Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results, Allowance of Pandemic Influenza IND and Other Advances in Product Development Programs
3. CuraGen Provides Update on Velafermin, Belinostat and CR011-vcMMAE Clinical Development Programs
4. Kosan Opens Registration Program for Lead Hsp90 Inhibitor, Tanespimycin, in Multiple Myeloma
5. Phase 2a Multi-Dose Study Initiated by MedImmune in Patients With Asthma to Further Expand Anti-Interleukin-9 Program
6. Avicena Scientific Collaborator Advances Program for Using Energy Enhancing Molecules to Treat Neuromuscular Diseases
7. Diamyd Updates Gene Therapy Program and Outlines Plans for Phase I Clinical Trial for Treatment of Cancer Pain
8. Memory Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase 1 Clinical Program for R4996/MEM 63908
9. King Pharmaceuticals and Palatin Technologies Delay Immediate Plans for Phase 3 Clinical Program With Bremelanotide for Erectile Dysfunction
10. Alfacell Updates Status of ONCONASE(R) Phase III Clinical Program
11. Raptor Pharmaceuticals Provides Update of Product Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling report ... are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst ... to only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the ... closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... from UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School ... San Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):