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Ricardo’s Story


The Ricardo Story

In 2010 The Pura Vida Foundation filmed the life of a young boy named Ricardo.  Ricardo was born with out his left leg, and was also born into a life of poverty, abuse and neglect.  Every day is a struggle for him to get around in such rough terrain.

The Pura Vida Foundation helps with…

The Pura Vida Foundation and the St. Jerome’s University provide’s Ricardo with adjustments every 6 months and a new prosthetic leg every 2 years.  We are also dedicated to help him with his post education.

Working with Ricardo

  • Adjustments every 6 months.
  • A new prosthetic every 2 years.
  • Support for Ricardo and his famliy
  • A post education fund for Ricardo.

We are able to change this young boys life in a way that is hard to imagine.

Project Updates

Learn more about "Ricardo’s Story" by browsing photos and videos below

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The Burns Family Paying it Forward

  • On: November 10, 2015
  • By: Nathan Beninger

In 2013, the Pura Vida Foundation opened their doors to two volunteers ...

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Ricardo’s first step

  • On: April 26, 2015
  • By: Nathan Beninger

In 2012 The Pura Vida Foundation teamed up with the St. Jerome’s ...

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Upgrade for Ricardo – 2015

  • On: April 26, 2015
  • By: Nathan Beninger

In 2012 we were able to give Ricardo and his family the good news that ...

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How we changed a boy’s life forever

  • On: April 19, 2015
  • By: Nathan Beninger

In 2010 The Pura Vida Foundation filmed the life of a young boy named ...


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