Medical Assistance

How We Meet Medical Needs

Despite progress over the past two decades, in 2018 alone, an estimated 6.2 million children and adolescents under age 15 died, mostly from preventable causes. Our top need for medical treatment continues to be respiratory care.

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Surgeries, transplants, casts, wheelchairs and canes, cancer treatment, hearing and eye care, and dental needs

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Counseling for children who’ve been injured in a traumatic accident, and funeral expenses in the worst-case scenarios

die every day from preventable ailments

are caused by infectious diseases

165 Million
resulting in stunted growth and development


Steven smiling at the hospitalEvery Day, We Help Children like Steven

Eleven-year-old Steven from Ecuador was brutally attacked by teenage boys near his home. He was captured, bound, covered in gasoline and set on fire. He ran to a nearby river and was able to put out the fire. But none of the hospitals in Ecuador were equipped to deal with the severity of his burns, which covered more than 65% of his body. Within days, Steven was brought to a hospital in the United States where a burn unit provided him with the care he needed.

Because of generous donors like you, over $500,000 was raised to help pay medical bills for him and other children facing difficult medical situations. It is estimated that he will need at least seven years of care, including counseling and physical therapy.

Overall, he is doing so much better, and his family is praising God for his recovery! They have been so encouraged by the prayers and support they've received.

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With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.

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Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you’re passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion Representative.


Medical Assistance

Children living in poverty are especially vulnerable to disease and sickness and your medical donation can make a big difference in their lives. When a child in poverty faces medical issues, he is even more vulnerable to the devastating effects of poverty, and your medical donation can literally save his life. Giving your medical donation through Compassion’s medical assistance fund will allow a child in poverty access to the best medical treatment available, regardless of cost.

When you give a medical donation through our program, your money will help provide for expensive but critical treatments such as surgery, vision and hearing issues, prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, trauma counseling and special dental needs.

Compassion’s medical assistance fund is one of our Complementary Interventions and together with our holistic child development program, it allows children escape the crippling effects of poverty. When you make a medical donation through our medical assistance fund, you can be assured that your money will directly help children who need it most – children living in poverty and facing medical issues. Give today and change a life forever.