UFC sponsors medical rehabilitation for children and young innocent victims of terrorism (landmines and explosive devices), providing the best quality prosthesis, within an orthopedic rehabilitation program and ensuring its replacement during their entire growth process.

Children who benefits from the program receive psychological counseling (so as their families), physical rehabilitation therapies and educational support which covers the cost of books, uniforms, transportation and snacks. The program also covers the expenses generated to perform medical care, such as transportation from the place of origin and return, accommodation, food and medicine, among others, which are sponsored by the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

The program A Step into Hope is conducted in partnership with the Foundation COLOMBIANITOS and the prosthetist company Otto Bock. To date, 62 children have received on average 992 medical appointments, 2728 physical therapy sessions (occupational and psychological), through 150 medical treatments.

 

 

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