Each year we finish the day of the Grand Finale fundraiser with a preliminary amount of money we collected in aid of our charity. The sum is preliminary because it is based on the estimated amount raised by our volunteers, our online auctions and other means of support.
National Programme of Bone Extension and Treating Bone Defects in Children
We have launched this new medical programme in May 2017. Thanks to the funds raised through our charitable tax donation drive we have been able to buy specialistic equipment to be used to stabilise and fix bone defects in children. We have purchased equipment for 2.629.620,85 PLN.
The specialised external fixators are used by the talented and dedicated doctors to treat children who require operations and procedures in order to extend or stabilise their limb bones. Up until now, children more often than had to undergo operations (sometimes a series of surgeries) and a lengthy rehabilitation process abroad. Once the child has been fitted with external fixators, the doctors need to adjust the device in order to maintain the proper growth of the limb.
The funds have been raised through our charitable tax donation initiative in 2016. We have purchased state-of-the-art fixators, which allow doctors to stabilise, strengthen, and extend the bones after surgery and other vital equipment for orthopaedic clinics in Otwock and Poznań. Having analysed the needs of hospitals, the Foundation's board has decided to launch a comprehensive programme of equipment purchases in order to support Polish medicine and to make sure that children can be treated in Poland.
The Foundation does not carry out treatment of little patients - the programme is, just like other initiatives financed by our charity, focused on purchasing the equipment necessary to help doctors do their jobs. We cannot influence the decisions of medical professionals and alter the treatment course they establish.