The Barry University Yucatan Crippled Children's Project has recently received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Frank J. Lewis Foundation of Riviera Beach, Florida.
The Yucatan Project, now in its ninth year of operation has rendered treatment to more than 4,500 crippled children in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico by podiatric physicians and surgeons affiliated with Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences.
The grant from the Lewis Foundation will support travel costs, medical equipment, and prosthetic devices for the crippled children.
Previously, the Lewis Foundation has provided Barry University with $115,000 to support the Project. According to Dr. Charles Southerland, founder and director of the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project (YCCP), "as we near the 10th anniversary of the Yucatan Project I am reminded why I chose a career as a doctor. It is through the kindness of donors like the Frank J. Lewis Foundation, among others that we will be able to continue our mission to help poor crippled children to walk worldwide."
To help the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project please send your check made out to: Barry University SGMS, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida, 33161, to the attention of the Office of Program Development. On the notation line please specify Yucatan Crippled Children's Project..