Regrettably, many children with mental and physical disabilities in developing countries are faced with a serious disadvantage as they are often considered too heavy an obligation on low-income families and are sometimes even viewed as a curse on their families. Many times, these children end up abandoned in orphanages, which lack the resources they need to adequately care for the children. As a result, many of these children die a very early death or live out their lives in substandard conditions.
Here are a few unfortunate statistics according to UNICEF (currently recognized as the United Nations Children's Fund):
The World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) is a private non-profit effort, founded for the sole purpose of supporting projects that promote the health and welfare needs of orphaned children with disabilities in developing countries.
WFCF for decades has supported projects that provide the necessary medical devices and care needed to improve the lives and conditions of orphaned children and young adults with disabilities. Projects that WFCF has funded in the past have allowed for the purchase of:
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