Friday, November 22, 2013


Hey friends…many of you have asked how you could donate to the project or how you could help out. First and foremost, this clinic is need of financial assistance. Much of what exists here has come out of the pockets of those that run this clinic. They have had some aid, but there is an ongoing need for dollars.

I’ll list the big items that were purchased to get this clinic back on its feet and you can decide if you want to “buy” an item or put money towards a specific tool. I've also added some regular outgoing finances. A tax-deductible receipt can be provided by following my instructions at the end of this blog. The prices listed are in Canadian dollars.

These prostheses are homemade by some of the Center's patients.
Heat Gun - $25.00
Saw for Cutting Plastic - $164.00
Drill Press - $170.00
Plywood for Work Benches - $193.00
Bench Grinder - $200.00
Shop Vac - $243.00
Monthly Rent - $300
Salaries - $400
Vacuum Pump - $465.00
Band Saw - $540.00
Oven - $2430.00
Scholarship Fund to send Bolivian Technician to school for Prosthetics (2-3 years of study)- $8000

In order to receive a tax-deductible receipt, donate to an organization called “Sending out an SOS”. The founder is a female Bolivian amputee who became an actress, moved to the states, started a prosthetic business and wanted to give back to Bolivia. Contributions can be made at this address through Paypal, and through credit card by pressing the “donate” button. If you need a tax ID, please email me and I can give it to you. Checks can also be sent to this address:

Sending out an SOS
14431 Ventura Blvd., Suite 290
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Please make a note that the donation is for “CMA Bolivia Prosthetics” and email me at to let me know when, how much, and how (check, Paypal, credit card…) this donation was made so we can follow up and ensure that each donation was credited appropriately.

Remember that any amount helps! You don’t have to pay for an entire tool to contribute to this clinic. We believe in what is happening here and feel honored to be a part of it and are grateful for a community of people who believe in us.  

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