Amigos de los Niños operates two major programs, ADLN Free Clinics and ADLN Special Case Children.
From the beginning of the ADLN Free Clinic Program in 1991 we have counted on professional medical volunteers to provide pro bono service for clinics in many specialties such as; Pediatric Dentistry; ENT and Audiology with free hearing aids; Pediatric Cardiology and Corrective Eye Surgeries for Strabismus. These are bi and tri-annual clinics and serve children who could otherwise not afford these services.
Our Special Case Children are severely ill or disabled and require long-term medical aid and many times a search for physicians who can treat them.
The largest segment of the ADLN Special Case Program consists of children suffering from cancer. For over ten years we have been helping these children and their families, first by being the on-the-ground organization working to facilitate pediatric oncology service in Baja California Sur and successfully accomplishing this in 2012.
With the Pediatric Hemio-Oncology Unit established in the neighboring capital city of La Paz, ADLN took on the responsibility of purchasing the chemotherapy meds for Los Cabos patients and paying for their transportation to and from La Paz for their treatments.
ADLN has also provided financial incentives to bring a specialized physician to the BCS program.
Other Special Case Children are varied and have lifelong conditions which require medicines, transportation and special treatment or diagnosis to reduce their symptoms as much as possible. Our patients have conditions such as cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, scoliosis and diabetes.
All of these endeavors require substantial financial support even with the pro bono in kind service. Because of the generous donations of many people just like you, ADLN has been able to consistently provide and expand these programs during the last 25 years.