About Susie's Knee
It all started in the summer of 2012 when our mother (Susie) fell and shattered her kneecap in Jamaica while we were on vacation. We took her to the local hospital, and our experience there showed us how much we took our way of life for granted. Patients awaiting treatment lined the floors and flustered nurses rushed around trying in vain to find simple medical equipment that the hospital did not have. When the nurse that treated our mother went to cut the bandage off of her knee, she had to use office scissors because the hospital lacked enough medical shears. Still, even with the extremely limited supplies, the staff there worked hard to make sure that our mother got the best care possible. With the new realization of just how lucky we are to live comfortable lives every day, we became determined to make a difference in the lives of others.
worth of supplies and funds collected
sent to 6 organizations to help hospitals, earthquake victims, hurricane victims, and nursing homes
involved and actively participating in our cause
plus 2 additional supply drives held
Dave Roberts CPA, P.A.
Adam Cohen, P.A.
Susie’s Knee Spring ’18 Invitational was a huge success. We would like to give a special thanks to everyone that participated in our 5th tournament fundraiser and all of our generous sponsors. Please see the gallery for the latest photos from our March 10th, 2018 event.
Due to the dire need of hurricane victims in the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico, $1000 of diapers and wipes were donated to The American Red Cross collection site at The Falls/Simon Malls and to The Puerto Rican Leadership Council collection site at The Ay Bendito Food Truck on Sept. 22 and 24, 2017.
Another fantastic turnout for Susie’s Knee’s 4th tournament on January 8th, 2017. Special thanks to our many dedicated volunteers and sponsors for the help and support.
The Susie’s Knee team recently collaborated with Somerset Academy K-8 to host a supply drive to collect dry foods and toiletries in order to donate to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Somerset Academy also supplied textbooks that we will be donating to a school in Haiti.
We’ve never had a better turnout, or raised more money! Thanks for all of your support!
Caribbean Today Features Susie’s Knee in Monthly Newspaper (August 2016). Check out this link to see what they wrote! http://www.caribbeantoday.com/caribbean-news/latest-news/item/24454-susies-knee-south-florida-non-profit-organization-supports-jamaica-hospital.html
We recently received confirmation from Mr. Leo Garel, the CEO of St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in Jamaica, that the donation of supplies from the TERRA Interact Supply Drive arrived in Jamaica on Thursday. He thanks us and all who donated for the supplies. The Jamaica Observer, a newspaper in Jamaica, is working on an article for Read more about St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital CEO Leo Garel Thanks Susie’s Knee for Second Donation[…]
Happy to announce that our second shipment is already on its way to Saint Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in Jamaica! All the medical supplies are packaged up and ready for use! The supplies were collected during the Terra Interact supply drive at Terra Environmental Research Institute. The drive began April 4, 2016 and ended April Read more about Shipment #2 is en route to Jamaica![…]
Supply Drive Held in Collaboration with Interact Service Club at Terra Environmental Research Institute
The Susie’s Knee Project held a medical supply drive with Interact Service Club at Terra Environmental Research Institute in April 2016 to prepare for the 2nd shipment to St. Ann’s Bay Hospital in Jamaica. Toiletries were also collected that were donated to Agape Family Ministries and The Salt and Light Project in June 2016. A few Read more about Supply Drive Held in Collaboration with Interact Service Club at Terra Environmental Research Institute[…]
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our second major event! We raised over $1500 thanks to your generous donations. Also thanks to those who donated food and drinks, it really helped the atmosphere of the tournament and hopefully it made you feel involved. Great job to our volunteers, Sebastian Ospina, Aaron Robles, Andrea Read more about The 2nd Susie’s Knee Invitational[…]