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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California

    An Excellent Cause


    If you're fortunate enough to have some extra $, and have always wondered where it might be be used, I'd like to encourage you to consider FOCOS, Dr. Boachie's not-for-profit organization that travels to Ghana and the Barbados, to do scoliosis and club foot surgeries for that severely underserved area of the world.

    In addition to opportunities to help fund a child for surgery, or other programs such as school screening, they've now kicked off an $8.5MM capital campaign to build a new 50 bed orthopaedic hospital in Ghana.

    For information on helping, visit


    P.S. While you're at it, don't forget to make a yearly donation to the National Scoliosis Foundation, who make these forums possible.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    new jersey
    Thanks Linda!
    The Focos Team is on their way today to Ghana, Africa to volunteer their services to an area of the world where these medical services are so much needed. They will be there for 2 weeks and perform many spinal/scoliosis, hip & knee operations.
    It's a great cause for all of us who are thankful for our surgeries & outcomes One can't help feeling a kind of 'kindred spirit' with these children who need these operations so very badly.

    fused T-11--L-5 Boachie/Kim Aug 2005

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