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Follow Up in El Salvador

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Working with Rotary in San Salvador in partnership with the Military Hospital, Healing the Children Philadelphia completed its 10th consecutive yearly DPM/Ortho/CPO medical mission to El Salvador at the end of September. Salvadoran surgeon Dr. David Bara is providing follow up care. He sent these photos of some of the post-op cast changes.

Patient follow up is just one of the many...

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A Legacy of Caring

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In the video below, Healing the Children host sibling Caroline Gelber speaks about her experiences with the many children her family hosted while they received medical treatment in the United States.

Because of her family's involvement with these children, it has been a dream of hers to one day serve on an outbound medical trip. She recently achieved her goal when she volunteered on...

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19 Years Later

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Jeff Degner is currently the Director of the Illinois/Indiana branch of Healing the Children.  However, Jeff began his involvement with Healing the Children acting as an airline escort for the Wisconsin chapter.  One of his most poignant experiences involved Ingrid, the tiny, frail baby in the first...

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A Physician's Perspective

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EP Diplomacy: My Experiences with the Healing the Children Organization

By Raymond Kawasaki, MD
Reprinted from EP Lab Digest, August 2013.

This article features information about the partnership between Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and the Illinois/Indiana chapter of Healing the Children, a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Since 2007, our EP laboratory at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital...

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What Is He Thinking?

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Flavio was in dire need of heart surgery.   His grandmother put him on an airplane in Lima, Peru  at 4am accompanied by an Airline Ambassador volunteer he didn’t know to travel miles to a strange  city.   His mother could not explain as...

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