About This Fundraiser
In 2008, I returned from a volunteer work trip to the Philippines and it changed my life. Since then I have been an avid supporter of ICM of which I had the privilege to volunteer and work for during this past decade. ICM is an almost 30 year non profit serving the ultra poor of the Philippines - ultra poor who live under US$0.50 per day. Marc and I have been passionately involved ever since we met, now as board of advisors advocating ICM’s work and its people behind the organisation. Through innovative, creative and tested practical programs, ICM has overwhelmingly succeeded to bring many of the ultra poor living under $0.50 per day out of poverty. Check out their website for their inspiring stories.
About Medical Mercy
ICM’s Medical Mercy Program allows family members of ICM program participants in need of critical medical care to receive necessary treatments and surgeries that are financially out of their reach. Some common medical conditions are clubfoot, cleft palate, goiters and bowel issues. Currently, we have a total of 283 medial cases that are awaiting funding and the total cost of all the surgeries amount to nearly USD$100,000.
Recently, we arranged successful surgeries for a little boy who was born with both clubfoot and fused fingers. This made walking and holding objects difficult. Now, he can not only run around but he can even hold a pencil and write his name! These surgeries have completely changed the trajectory of his life.
Your donations go towards relieving our recipients’ pain and giving them a brighter future!