by LLU-SIMS OC 3K Lives Impacted Ethiopia
The Need This month, Ethiopia signed a peace agreement with Eritrea, formally ending a state of war that started in 1998. An estimated 70,000 ...
This month, Ethiopia signed a peace agreement with Eritrea, formally ending a state of war that started in 1998. An estimated 70,000 died in the conflict. Many others lost their legs, arms, or hands. Without a simple prosthesis, this loss can be devastating to an individual and their families. A father without an arm might not be able to find work, making his whole family suffer. A child without a leg cannot walk to school, hindering their chance to contribute to the future of their community.
This is our opportunity to change lives and help build peace in Ethiopia.
Who We Are
We are Orthotic and Prosthetic (OP) and Occupational Therapy (OT) students of Loma Linda University. We are going to Ethiopia and invite you to help fund our work. The OP Outreach and Service Learning Program is embarking on a service-learning trip to serve patients in war-torn areas. We are assisting veterans and children who may have lost a limb during the war, as well as children with developmental disabilities who have limited access to therapy services.
We have planned several projects for the two weeks we are there.
Help us broaden our impact. Between students contributing for their flights and other sources of funding we have already raised 40% of the funds needed for this mission. This PureCharity campaign covers the remaining $50,000 needed for logistics - hotel, food, driver and van, in country flights for the whole group, and the guide who makes all the arrangements including creating the work opportunities with local Ethiopian partners. Any extra funds raised will be forwarded to future service opportunities organized through the OP Outreach and Service Learning Program.
Bring Healing to Ethiopia
The end of the Ethiopian-Eritrean war opens a new chapter for the region. Help us heal the wounds of war, make man whole and advance the fields of orthotics and prosthetics and occupational therapy in a place with high need. Your support will multiply our efforts to restore individuals and strengthen communities. We invite you to build peace through service to patients. We want to be part of the solution by serving and inspiring others in Ethiopia and here at home.
Inspiring Students for Future Global Service
The students benefit from the opportunity to taste what service is like in Developing Nations and to inspire them, once qualified, to serve through our sister institutions around the world and other non-profit organization helping to meet the huge global need for rehabilitation.
deductible donation will provide the resources we need to serve more
people. Thank you for your support.
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