The center depends and runs on private donations. You can help rehabilitate the RCFC children in many ways:
1. $ 800 for cost of an operation
2. $ 500 for care of a child for one year
3. $ 250 for year of education for a child or
4. Any amount toward RCFC operating cost.
(Mail your contribution directly to RCFC)
(Left: An Orthopaedically disabled patient)
As an individual, you can donate any amounts ($10, 20, 50, or more). Write your personal checks to "RCFC" and mail directly to the address shown below.
(Left) Surgeons operating on a child patient
Background of RCFC:
RCFC was registered as a society in 1973 with the purpose of rehabilitating orthopaedically handicapped children from low income families. The center was started in Barisa near Calcutta, India to provide three basic orthopedic treatments: surgery, physiotherapy, and aids & appliances.
Most of the children patients of RCFC come from rural areas throughout Easter India. The majority have post polio residual paralysis, several with severe burns contractures. Often, babies and older children are brought to the center with club feet (CTEV). Many children residents of the center suffer from osteomyelitis, koch's disease of bones and joints, old malunited fractures, and other diseases.
A large number of patients comprises of children from very low socioeconomic conditions prevalent in Calcutta. many come with severe deformities. The surgical and therapeutic staffs of RCFC strives to make these patients stand straight, walk around alone, with or without artificial appliances.
Children of RCFC after orthopedic treatment.