We recognise that there are many charities doing excellent work to provide medical care for children in need. So, how is Willing and Abel different?
Through the case of Abel (click on Abel for details) we recognised two needs which there was no provision for:
– children with very specialist conditions that don’t fit the remit of charities that provide a volume of surgeries for common conditions, and
– a lack of accessibility to medical centres for children who live in extreme poverty and remote settings, who may have a more common condition but struggle to access care.
Willing and Abel therefore looks to bridge these gaps. By it’s very nature it is ‘less efficient’ work because we often address the one off cases. But we believe in the words of Paulo Caslas –
‘Every child must know that he is a miracle,
that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been,
and until the end of the world there will not be,
another child like him.’