Ongoing Work for 2011

The Because of Jenna Trust turns 8 years old in January 2012 and the annual disbursements have grown over the years from around $50K to over $250K this past year. Besides providing these children with medication, therapy, transportation, equipment and schooling, there is a monthly pamper drive and orthopaedic surgeries and wheel chair clinics at least twice annually each. Barbados does not have the resources in the form of wheelchair suppliers and specialists required to adjust the wheelchairs to meet each child's specific needs, nor do we have an orthopaedic surgeon whose expertise lies in performing necessary surgeries on brain-injured children.


To this end the Trust has assisted in forming a liason with two very special individuals who have been giving of their time and expertise to the children of Barbados for many, many years. Mr. Kike Toro (Wheelchair Specialist) and Dr. José Collazò (Orthopedic Surgeon) both from Puerto Rico, freely give of their time to come to Barbados and meet the needs of our children. They take time out of their busy schedules to give to us and for this we are eternally grateful and would like to recognise and report on this. In the accompanying photographs, we can see Kike and José working with the children during two of their recent visits to Barbados. The Because of Jenna Trust would like express its sincere gratitude on behalf of the severely brain-injured children of Barbados, many of whom cannot speak for themselves, to these two gentlemen for their commitment to us which is truly immeasurable. We also take this opportunity to once again thank everyone who continues to support our cause as without you we could not carry out the work which we do.

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