The Burns Family Paying it Forward

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The Burns Family Paying it Forward

10 Nov , 2015   Gallery

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In 2013, the Pura Vida Foundation opened their doors to two volunteers from St. Jerome’s University who had previously visited the Pura Vida shelter on a service learning experience. Jess Burns and Bess Mitchell worked together to help a young boy named Ricardo, who was born without part of one leg, find a new prosthetic…

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Ricardo’s first step

26 Apr , 2015  

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In 2012 The Pura Vida Foundation teamed up with the St. Jerome’s University to give a young boy and his family a gift of a lifetime.  We gave him the ability to live a normal life by lifting a tremendous burden off his shoulders, the ability to walk.  In 2012 we were able to give…

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Upgrade for Ricardo – 2015

26 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In 2012 we were able to give Ricardo and his family the good news that we found a group of students from St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Canada to provide him with a new prosthetic leg every two years.  Because this young boy and his family live in extreme poverty it was almost impossible for them…

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How we changed a boy’s life forever

19 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In 2010 The Pura Vida Foundation filmed the life of a young boy named Ricardo.  Ricardo was born with out his left leg and also was born into a life of poverty, abuse and neglect.  A short time after, a group of students came to visit The Pura Vida Shelter, and during their trip we…

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