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A Team of U.S. Doctors Discovers the Unexpected on a Mission to Ethiopia

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By Harold Jackson,  Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion Columnist

(Article first appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer 4/04/2010  used by permission)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Eight-year-old boys, when they are not in school, should be outdoors with their friends, playing ball, finding treasure in what grown-ups throw away, shouting in glee because that's what little boys…

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Ecuador Pediatric Ophthalmology and ENT Medical Mission

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In February 2010, HTC Arizona sent its 2nd pediatric ophthalmology/ENT medical mission to Azogues, Ecuador. The team consisted of 12 volunteer members, plus an HTC administrator. They worked long and hard every day. On the first day, a total of 162 children were screened.  Out of these, 58 patients were selected…

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Jean's Journey of Hope: From Haiti to St. Louis

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Healing the Children is pleased to announce that eleven year old Jean arrived safely in St. Louis after a long journey from Haiti.  Carried by his cousin from the airport to Healing the Children Executive Director Kathy Corbett's car, Jean was immediately taken to Shriner's Hospital St. Louis in hopes that…

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Haitian Child Returns Home

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Portland Oregon - 13 year old Schneider Orius was born with a severe heart defect in a remote village in northern Haiti.  He had always wanted to play soccer, but in reality was only able to struggle slowly to school.  He came to Portland, Oregon to the Oregon/Western Washington Chapter of…

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Children's Heart Fund of Ethiopia

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Healing the Children over the last several years has partnered with multiple International organizations, including Project CURE and Chain of Hope, to deliver much needed medical equipment to the Children's Heart Fund of Ethiopia. Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Children's Heart Fund of Ethiopia (CHFE is responsible…

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