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The chance to lead an independent life.
Your donation can help provide life-changing surgery and care to children with spinal problems and disabilities.
Spine Aid: Changing lives, one spine at a time
Spine Aid is a charity that provides free spinal surgery to disadvantaged patients in Zambia. Founded by Mr. Rai, a compassionate and caring surgeon, Spine Aid has helped hundreds of children and adults with spinal problems and disabilities.
Mr. Rai travels to Zambia regularly to operate on children with spinal deformities and to provide medical care to many more patients. All money donated to Spine Aid directly funds patient treatment.
Please support Spine Aid today and help us give Zambian children with spinal problems and disabilities the chance of a better life.
How Spine Aid began
Spine Aid was founded by Mr A S Rai, a consultant spinal surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the United Kingdom. Mr Rai was inspired to start the charity after working with children and adults with spinal problems and disabilities at the CURE foundation hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.
In 2008, Mr Rai made his first trip to Zambia, where he operated on four children with severe spinal deformities. The operations were successful, and the children were able to leave the hospital walking and with a new outlook on life.
Since then, Mr Rai has returned to Zambia several times with a team of healthcare professionals to provide life-changing surgery and care to many more children. However, there are still many more children who need help. Families from all over Zambia travel to the CURE foundation hospital, camping for days in the hope of getting their child the treatment they need. Many families spend a month's salary to travel to the hospital.
Mr Rai founded Spine Aid to help raise money for these children. The money donated to Spine Aid goes directly towards patient treatment, providing nutrition, transport, and medical equipment. Spine Aid has already raised over £35 000, which has helped to purchase an operating table, spinal equipment, and anaesthetic gases. The charity has also set up an egg fund to provide two eggs per child per day while in hospital to help them recover quickly.
Please donate to Spine Aid today to help us give Zambian children with spinal problems and disabilities the chance of a better life.
Make a donation
What your donation helps to buy:
- Nutrition: Two eggs per child, per day while in hospital
- Transport: Help to bring children and their families to the hospital
- Medical equipment: Operating table, spinal equipment and anaesthetic gases
How to donate:
Please send cheques made payable to Spine Aid to:
Mr A S Rai Consultant Spinal Surgeon,
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital,
Thank you for your support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Zambian children with spinal problems and disabilities.