Trailer Released for Documentary About Young Girl in Need of Help

Check out the trailer for an upcoming documentary about Dr. Hodes and his role in helping a young Ethiopian girl named Zemene:

13 Kids Need Your Help

We now have thirteen kids in Ghana undergoing spine surgery by Dr. Boachie’s FOCOS team. We are not fully funded, and greatly appreciate contributions – from small gifts to full sponsorships of $18,000 per child. Detailed information is available on each patient.

Click Here for detailed information about each patient, and take a look at their shining faces below! Click to enlarge the images.

Click here to donate. Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of proceeds go towards my work in Ethiopia.

Contact us at

Thank you,

Rick Hodes, MD and the JDC-Ethiopia spine team


Dear Supporters,

We frequently send patients to Ghana and to India for surgery, and need Skyteam Miles (Delta, KLM, Air France) or Star Alliance Miles (United, USAir, Lufthansa, Air Canada) to cover their travel abroad for life-saving surgery.

Feel free to contact us at!

Thank you,

Dr. Hodes