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Pediatric Hand Surgery Mission Trip

$6,260 of $13,330 goal

Raised by 58 people in 3 months
Created November 15, 2018
HAND HELP, Inc.
Organized and led by board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon, Dr. Grant Thomson, we are a group of plastic surgery-trained and orthopaedic surgery-trained hand surgeons, residents, and fellows who travel to developing countries performing hand surgery on children and adults with congenital defects and traumatic deformities with limited to no access to proper care.

OUR MISSION - Peru, 2019
This year we will be traveling to Peru from April 27th to May 5th to treat patients, the parents of whom sometimes travel miles and miles across the country to obtain surgical care for their children. This trip will include a complete team of medical professionals including plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, nurses, interpreters, and physical and occupational therapists.

OUR SUCCESS
Last year alone, we were able to consult on over 150 patients in the hand surgery clinic and to perform nearly 70 surgeries on children and adults, many of whom had waited years to see a hand surgeon.

FUNDRAISING
Thanks to generous donors like you, we are able to reach hundreds of children and adults who otherwise would never see a hand surgeon.

As a nonprofit organization, all members of our team are unpaid volunteers. We partner with local hospitals for operating room space and we provide all surgical equipment and supplies including instruments, medical devices, sutures, anesthesia, antibiotics, pain medications, bandages, and post-operative care at no charge to our patients or their families.

Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 in this online team campaign to support the mission. Thank you so much for considering making a donation to support this great cause!

To learn more about our mission, check out our website: www.handhelp.org.



*Hand Help, Inc. is a nonprofit charity organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID is 27-3940034.
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Congratulations, Team!

With have crossed the 67% mark, and are well on our way to achieving our $25,000 goal!!!

I am proud to report that for the 3rd year in a row, Hand Help has been awarded grant funding from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. ASSH is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the hand and upper extremity. We are truly honored by their recognition and support.

We are now only $8120 away from achieving our target of raising $25,000 for this year's mission!!!

Our goal is to raise the remaining funds by March, so that we can reach as many children as possible when we depart for Peru this April.

We greatly appreciate all the support, large or small, and thank you very much for continuing to share our pediatric hand surgery mission on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text, and email with your family, friends, colleagues, classmates, peers, and coworkers.

To learn more about Hand Help, please contact me directly or check out our website and video at www.handhelp.org.

Sincerely,

Marc
and the rest of the Hand Help Mission Team

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*Hand Help, Inc. is a nonprofit charity organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID is 27-3940034.
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Dear Friends,

I hope that you all have had an amazing holiday season!

I am happy to report that between the Paypal fundraiser (now closed), our current team-based GoFundMe efforts (still open and active), and several incoming offline donations and pledges, we have crossed the 50% mark with a total of $12,945 toward our $25,000 goal!

As we enter the last two days of 2018, we cannot thank you enough for considering Hand Help in your annual charitable giving plans.

Our goal is to raise the remaining $12,055 by March, so that we can reach as many children as possible when we depart for Peru this April.

Every gift is important, no matter how large or small, so please continue to share our mission on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text, and email with your family, friends, colleagues, classmates, peers, and coworkers.

To learn more about our mission, please contact me directly or check out our website and video at www.handhelp.org.

Happy New Year!

Marc
and the rest of the Hand Help Mission Team

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*Hand Help, Inc. is a nonprofit charity organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID is 27-3940034.
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Dear Friends,

We are almost half way there!!!

Over the past couple of weeks, thanks to you, we have made significant progress in our fundraising efforts for Hand Help's pediatric hand surgery mission!

This year, the new team-based GoFundMe account does not allow us to post "Offline" donations to the platform, but we wanted to share them with you all.

In order to accurately reflect all donations that we receive, we will periodically reduce the fundraising target on GoFundMe by the amount that has been pledged offline.

As of now, we have raised a total of $770 via Facebook/Paypal and have received another $8000 in pledges offline. Combined with the GoFundMe donations online, this brings our present fundraising total to $10,745!!!

To reflect these offline donations, I have reduced the GoFundMe target from $25,000 down to $16,230!

Every contribution is important, no matter how large or small, so please continue to share our mission on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text, and email with your family, friends, colleagues, classmates, peers, and coworkers.

Our goal is to raise the remaining funds by March, so that we can reach as many children as possible when we depart for Peru this Spring.

To learn more about our mission, please check out our website and video at www.handhelp.org.

Happy Holidays!

Marc
and the rest of the Hand Help Mission Team

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*Hand Help, Inc. is a nonprofit charity organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID is 27-3940034.
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$6,260 of $13,330 goal

Raised by 58 people in 3 months
Created November 15, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Hand Help
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New Haven, CT
EIN: 273940034
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