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BELIZE. CRIPPLED CHILDREN- A DISTRICT 6510 PROJECT. DEMOGRAPHICS. SIZE OF MASSACHUSETS BORDERED BY THE CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE EAST, MEXICO ON THE NORTH & GUATEMALA ON THE WEST POPULATION 225,000 30% Creole 11% Mayan Indian 44% Mestizo 7% Garifuna

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belize

BELIZE

CRIPPLED CHILDREN-

A DISTRICT 6510 PROJECT

demographics
DEMOGRAPHICS
  • SIZE OF MASSACHUSETS
  • BORDERED BY THE CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE EAST, MEXICO ON THE NORTH & GUATEMALA ON THE WEST
  • POPULATION 225,000
  • 30% Creole
  • 11% Mayan Indian
  • 44% Mestizo
  • 7% Garifuna
  • 8% Foreigners
  • ENGLISH IS SPOKEN HERE!
history of the project
History of the Project
  • Rotary district 6510 took on in 1977.
  • Over 215 children, some with multiple operations, have been helped to attain a happier and more productive life since that time.
how it works
How It Works…
  • Dr. Jack Sheridan, orthopedic surgeon from Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis, donates his time to conduct free clinics to identify children who can be helped.
  • Rotary pays their transportation to Illinois.
  • Host families provide free room and board and transportation to & from the hospital.
  • Surgeons at Shriner’s perform the needed treatment.
  • Children stay until appropriate follow-up is done.
what i want to accomplish today
What I Want to Accomplish Today…
  • In February of 2004, Hal Harsin accompanied the team from here to Belize to observe the clinics, first-hand.
  • What you are about to see is the result of this trip.
the team
The Team…
  • Jack Sheridan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
  • Gene Verdu, Belezian Counsel to the United States
  • Charlene Brennan, Administrator
  • Chris Lashley, Administrator
the good shepard clinic benque
The Good Shepard Clinic, Benque
  • This is the entrance to the Good Shepard Clinic which was the first clinic attended. About 15 to 20 children are seen at each clinic visit here.
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AARON MENDOZA

AARON’S MOTHER IS BEING SHOWN HOW TO DO PHYSICAL THERAPY BY CHRIS LASHLEY. CHARLENE BRENNAN LOOKS ON…

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These two dwarfed children have been followed in the clinic for years. The girl, who is 12 years old, was brought back to have her legs straightened.
to the clinic at dandriga
TO THE CLINIC AT DANDRIGA

THE HUMMINGBIRD HIGHWAY LEADS TO THE COAST AND THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL HOSPITAL…

the third clinic belize city
The Third Clinic…Belize City

At the Carl Huesner Hospital

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AND AFTER CORRECTION…

Note the hardware shown in the X-Ray…

what can you do

WHAT CAN YOU DO????

TO GIVE A GIFT FOR A LIFETIME…

OPEN YOUR HEARTS…

DONATE FUNDS…

FIND HOST FAMILIES!

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