When Tiny Tim & Friends first started running our official Clinic in 2007, the entire TTF staff operated out of one room at Dr. Tim’s practice, Corpmed. Over the years as the team grew we eventually opened our own office but the Clinic remained at Corpmed in a small area where we administered drugs, took vitals and measurements and counselled our patients. The facility was fine to begin with but as our patient numbers expanded we had to think about relocating to a new space.
So in 2013 when we moved offices we chose a plot with an additional building which would serve as a potential space for the clinic and in early 2014 began the process of fitting out the new Clinical space, including painting, tiling, and general building repairs. No one really knew the bureaucracy, paperwork, construction, building expansion and number of meetings which lay ahead of us to make the opening of the clinic possible on our new site. But after the perseverance of several key staff in September 2015 we officially opened the new Tiny Tim and Friends Clinic.
"Without improving nutrition, the world will fail to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals. There is an urgent moral and practical imperative for the world to make ambitious, measurable, and timebound commitments to equitably improve nutrition. In monitoring these commitments, the Global Nutrition Report will help us hold ourselves accountable. Lives depend on it."
Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
Yesterday saw the launch of the Global Nutrition Report 2015, stating that good nutrition provides a foundation for human development and the scaffolding needed for people to fulfill their full potential. Good nutrition is an essential driver to human development. Without good nutrition human beings cannot fulfill their full potential.
Many of you will remember, Evison, the young boy who came to TTF last year completely malnourished with a range of ilnesses - you will also remember the fantastic transformation in his health after just 5 months with us. To ensure that we can support even more children like Evison we have teamed up with CARINGCROWD℠, a new crowdfunding platform seeking to address global health inequalities and powered by Johnson & Johnson.
We are aiming to raise $6,500 in just 30 days to support 25 of the most vulnerable, malnourished children and families at the TTF clinic. In order to do so need as many of our supporters as possible to pledge money to our cause and/ or share with your networks. If we do not reach our target within the allocated time we dont get a penny - therefore we are looking for project advocates who can help achieve our goal. So how can you support us?