IMG 2859The three children depicted here were all treated at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Their trip was made possible by the extraordinary efforts of the people described in the associated story. The Q Foundation for Kids was proud to be able to assist.

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Mike Gordon (Almas Shrine)

The three children depicted here were all treated at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Their trip was made possible by the extraordinary efforts of the people described in the associated story.  The Q Foundation for Kids was proud to be able to assist.

Jhoel – 13 years old

  • When 7 years old was in car accident
  • Severe burns to his arms which led to double amputation
  • Burns led to the loss of an ear
  • SHC Tampa providing prosthetic arms/hands and training to use them
  • SHC for children planning to assist with ear.

Ignacio – 8 years old

  • The parents / translator did not know the medical term for his condition.  Basically he was walking on his toes.
  • In Bolivia doctors felt he would need an expensive and complicated surgery so he was referred to SHC
  • SHC doctors determined that surgery is not required.  They were able to provide braces to adjust his feet.

Danny – 7 Years Old

  • Born with a condition with essentially no / very short legs segments below the knees. He also had feet that were not developed properly including 14 toes.  No one knew the medical term however I can share with you a picture.
  • In Bolivia he had an amputation below both knees.
  • SHC is providing him prosthetics and helping him learn to walk in them.

IMG 2859How did we get involved? – Doctor’s referred these patients to SHC in Tampa. The Tampa international coordinator put them in touch with the Almas Shriners Bolivia Shrine Club. The Nobles in Bolivia were able to raise funds to cover the airfare to the USA for two of the three children. The Almas Club President (Odin Bauer) identified the Association of Bolivian Woman in Tampa who were able to rent a house for all three families to live in for the several months they are in Tampa. The Supreme Q transportation fund was able to provide funding for the third patients airfare. The Q Foundation for Kids was able to provide a per diem allowance to each of the three families to help offset their cost of living in the United States. Together, all of these organizations contributed to the better lives of these children.


ladies1Bolivian ladies Association of Tampa feels greatful to have the great opportunity to collaborate with a beautiful cause:  "United in making a dream come true" This past year 2016 we had been  constantly campaigning, in Solidarity  to obtain financial resources to  improve the quality of life for  Bolivian children who have been accepted to receive specialized medical care by Shriners Hospital. Our Association is currently providing transportation, lodging and meals to three children with the respective parents during their stay for medical treatment. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Your help will have a tremendous impact on their lives.

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Ignacio’s First Appointment