Help The Child Amputees of Türkiye Earthquake (Project CATE)
Support our efforts to provide prosthesis, physical therapy and long-term education
On February 6, 2023, eleven provinces in Türkiye were devastated by multiple earthquakes leaving the children in these regions with incalculable psychosocial, economic, and healthcare-related burdens. Among the many thousands of children that were traumatized in some form by the earthquake, experts have estimated 500 children have undergone emergency amputations to save their lives. They need our help!
The purpose of Project CATE is to help amputee children grow as functional adults and be part of society by building the infrastructure of social, psychological, and physical rehabilitation opportunities. This initiative will start by ensuring child amputees receive age-appropriate orthopedic aids such as orthoses and prostheses, physical therapy, and psychological support in tandem with their long-term education. Immediate interventions include replacing their extremities with prostheses and providing physical and psychological therapy to ensure these children will be able to live independently and become active members of society.
Together with the Project CATE Partners, we are raising funds for this important cause. The costs of each prosthesis vary according to its features; however, they are estimated to be around 50-100 thousand TL ($3 to $6 thousand US dollars) per limb.
Please consider donating to this project to help these children recover and empower their future.