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Rotary Donates $15,000 for Surgeries in Nepal

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- $15,000 much needed are going to a hospital in Nepal thanks to some generous fundraising by the Columbia Center Rotary.

The money is going toward a SIGN program, or Surgical Implant Generation Network, that'll allow people with severe broken legs recover.  

Right now, most don't have access to treatments that allow them to ever fully heal.

"By treating these severe fractures properly these people will avoid permanent disabilities so that they still will have a lifestyle, they cans still go to work and they can support their families and they don't become a burden on their communities," said Jim Feeney who organized the project for C.C. Rotary.

The money should provide life changing surgeries for 100 people.  

Rotary clubs in Nepal also helped out with donations.