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Who we are

We are a non-profit organization (501c3) founded to support medical activities that address underprivileged children with orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions.

What We Do

We are dedicated to make every child's life a better one. Through OCCF we collect the resources necessary to give a child the surgery and treatments he needs to start his path of recovery.

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We invite you to collaborate with OCCF, and join this wonderful group of people, companies and institutions that support children from the neediest sectors of the population. Your participation drives our commitment to work even harder for the children.

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About Us

A Family Legacy

Back in 1942, when Polio was causing havoc among Venezuelan children, a visionary entrepreneur, Don Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa, founded the Venezuelan Foundation Against Infantile Paralysis (FVCLPI), with the mission to fight disability and the other sequel of Poliomyelitis. Joined by a group of collaborators, he built in l945, the most significant public service organization of that times, the “Anti-poliomyelitis Hospital of Caracas”, with the mission to provide care to the most vulnerable infantile population affected by Polio.

Years later, Dr. Jonas Edward Salk discovered and tested the polio vaccine. Thus began the massive immunization program of children between the ages of two months and five years. Later, in l955, Dr. Albert Sabin developed an oral vaccine with results that were very successful, to the point that the disease was almost completely eradicated.

104,810

PATIENTS 2019

1,239

SURGERIES 2019

587

DOCTORS IN TRAINNING

6,818,465

PATIENTS SINCE FOUNDATION

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Bazaar 4 Good and Unidos en Red

Thanks to Bazaar for Good and Unidos en Red, OCCF participated as a beneficiary in their event that took place in Miami, November 2019. The proceeds are being used to provide surgery to 30 kids in Hospital Ortopédico Infantil, Caracas Venezuela. Because of their support these 30 kids are able to have life changing surgery.

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