Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation will assist disadvantaged children from developing countries who need life-changing surgery that do not have the necessary resources in their country of origin.
The program accepts referrals for children who have an operable condition that cannot be treated in their home country; we seek this confirmation from surgeons who partner with us.
This will be assessed on a case by case basis and we usually assist children aged sixteen years or younger.
Children can be referred to us by family members, members of the child’s community, surgeons, health professionals and individuals volunteering in developing countries or tourists travelling overseas.
Families will be asked to provide medical reports, x-rays and case notes to enable our surgeons to decide if the condition is operable and, in some cases, able to be managed when the child returns home.
Complete the referral form below. If you have medical reports, enabling surgeons to assess the child’s condition we will require these too.
Our Case Manager will contact you to discuss the referral.
The case is assessed by medical specialists who will determine the possibility of treatment. At this stage they may require additional medical reports.
If the surgeon decides the child’s condition is operable and the case is accepted, the child will be needing a valid passport and medical visa. Our case manager will advise the child’s family to organise these documents.
If an adult is accompanying the child, they must also hold a valid passport and medical visa.
Our Case Manager liaises with the family or referrer and makes travel arrangements.
The child (and guardian with young child) are cared for at our Home for the duration of the child’s treatment and rehabilitation, until they return home.
The Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation is staffed entirely by volunteers.