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Much Needed Equipment from Depuy-Synthes

Our friend Dr. Caulian in Davao City in the Philippines worked with residents to successfully perform surgery independently after our training visit. We were able to help by sourcing the equipment needed to help one gentleman named Leo get the relief he needed after suffering trauma. Thanks to the generous support from Depuy-Synthes, Leo will have a positive outcome and go back to living his active life!


Leo is a 37 year-old man from Sultan Kudarat. He was injured after a 30-foot fall from a coconut tree. He landed on his head and sustained a spinal cord injury and dislocated bones in his neck. Leo is a single man who lives with his uncle. He works as a coconut wine maker and earns the equivalent of about $70-$90 per month with no other source of income. Thanks to very generous donations of time, talent and equipment, Leo will be able to live a full life.

Leo’s cervical spine before surgery:

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Post op x-ray:

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