We now have nine 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.
With the opening of the new FOCOS Hospital in Ghana, we now offer traction to severely deformed patients for months before surgery. These brave patients have several holes drilled into their skulls to attach a halo apparatus that helps to slowly stretch them before surgery. Ambulatory traction allows them to sit and walk during treatment. This enables us to now help severely deformed patients we could not reach before.
Please click to download the June 2012 Ghana Spine Brochure 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: EthiopianSpines@gmail.com
Rick Hodes, MD and the JDC-Ethiopia spine team.
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