Why is Medical Important?
Medical care can transform or save the lives of at-risk children. But too often, these vulnerable kids don’t receive the healthcare they need.
With your help, PHF can give children access to doctors, surgeries, medications, and palliative care (“comfort care”). We also help families travel to medical appointments, and we provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy for kids with disabilities. We also train caregivers to safely feed a child with swallowing difficulties and transfer a child from a bed to a wheelchair.
More than 98% of orphans in China have disabilities, ranging from severe to minor. China has dramatically improved access to medical care for orphans, especially in cities. But some children need additional support or palliative care, and PHF provides access to these services.
Along with basic medical care, PHF also helps fund physical, occupational, and speech therapy for kids with special needs. These interventions make a huge impact in the lives of children, allowing them greater independence and a much higher quality of life.
In Yucatán, Mexico, many families live in crowded conditions without plumbing or electricity. Kids in these areas are at greater risk of illness and infection. PHF is working to establish partnerships with local registered charities that can provide medical care for vulnerable children in Yucatán.
“In rural areas of China, a single visit for healthcare can cost as much as housing for one month. Imagine having to make that choice.”
Philip Hayden Foundation has provided medical care ranging from life-saving heart surgery to life-changing physical therapy to enhance mobility. We need your help to continue meeting the healthcare needs of at-risk children in China and Mexico. Please donate now, or visit our Get Involved page to see the many ways you can be a part of changing a child’s life.