Neglected no more - because I matter.

Leprosy can cause Lagophthalmos, a condition that leaves the eyes unable to blink. This leaves eyes defenseless against dirt and dryness, often resulting in blindness.

Clawed hands and deformed feet are visible proof of leprosy. A surgical tendon transplant to the affected areas restores the use of hands and corrects a condition known as drop foot. This restores mobility, dignity and independence.

Complex surgeries treat multiple conditions among leprosy patients: reconstructive surgeries rebuild
multiple affected areas, amputations stop the spread of infection. These surgeries often require an extended stay in the hospital.

effect:hope, formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada, is a Christian international development organization focused on growing healthy, inclusive communities. With partners in 11 developing countries, effect:hope builds stronger health-care systems and champions new research initiatives that will make positive, lasting changes in the lives of millions facing stigma and impoverishment due to leprosy and other diseases of poverty.

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Do you have any questions? Contact effect:hope at 1-888-537-7679 or email

If the area of need you have designated your gift to becomes fully funded, your gift will be used where it is needed most.

All donations from qualified Canadian donors will receive a tax creditable receipt. Charitable Registration No.: 11924 1990 RR0001

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