Since our founding in 1911, we’ve treated over 2 million patients, and we couldn’t have done it without our donors. Will you help us change another child’s life? There are lots of ways to give, and every contribution counts.
You can make a difference in a child's life and give the gift of motion by making a donation to the OIC today. A donation of any size helps our doctors, researchers, and staff provide world class treatment to children with musculoskeletal disorders.
When 17-year-old Bibiana Mashamba was 10, intruders ransacked her home in Tanzania and cut off her right leg and two fingers. As horrible as the incident was, it wasn’t the young girl’s first brush with tragedy. Bibiana and her sister, Tindi, both of whom are albino, also lost their parents to AIDS.
When Isabella Lopez was born, her neonatologist referred her mother, Claudia Munoz, to an orthopaedic specialist who diagnosed her baby girl with clubfoot and arthogryposis, conditions that tighten and twist her joints and keep her from moving easily. “At the time, I knew that she would need special care,” Munoz says. “But I didn’t know much about her conditions or the implications for her life.”
Imagine the peace of mind that comes with knowing expert medical care is nearby when your child needs it. Heather needed it for her beautiful daughter, Golden. Born prematurely, Golden spent 11 days in the hospital before the family went home together for the first time. Just three days later, Golden fell ill.
Jessica Chou always knew she was different. There was no lightbulb moment or sudden realization, she just knew that her cleft palate made her unique. “I knew since childhood that I was different somehow; I always had to see doctors, I got braces when I was very young, and I had to get surgery at several points in my life,” says Jessica, now 21.
Vision, service and community support were integral in the founding of Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) 100 years ago, and remain the cornerstone of the institution today. OIC is so fortunate to have a network of groups called "support groups" which are comprised of individuals who come together to further the mission of OIC in their own, unique way.
Our volunteer opportunities are designed for retirees, working individuals and others who are not currently attending school.
All high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional school students are welcome to explore our exciting student volunteer opportunities.