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A Story of Stamina...

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Reina, age ten, lives on a small island off the pacific coast of El Salvador.  Despite her cleft lip and palate she is doing well in school and is reportedly a good student.  She and her mother had to travel using one boat and three buses to arrive at Hospital…

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Practicalities of Medical Missions Overseas

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In March 2012, the Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association published their Special Issue on Medical Missions Overseas.  It includes an article by Steve Diamond, Director of the Kentucky Chapter of Healing the Children, in which he shares Healing the Children's experience in successfully managing the practicalities of medical missions overseas.

The…

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Help for a Local Child in New Jersey

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Sergio -- a 20-month old child from Passaic, New Jersey -- was extremely premature at birth and diagnosed with a disorder of the brain (encephalopathy) and a type of paralysis (diplegia). Sergio receives physical therapy via early intervention and outpatient physical therapy to promote functional mobility and…

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Remembering Haiti

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And the world stood still...

We remember our friends - known and unknown - who have been impacted by the devastating…

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Family Becomes More Than Host to Injured Haitian Girl

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By Vincent T. Davis
San Antonio Express-News

When the Tips family vacationed in the northern coastal region of Costa Rica, they saw scenes that lingered long after they departed. They arrived during Spring Break in March 2010 to visit a friend who had opened a preschool. It was the first…

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Ada Returns to New Mexico

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November 2011. The following  is a message from foster parent Carol Eiffert:

"In May, our family was over-joyed to have Ada return to our home. Ada has been considered part of our family since she was first brought to the US for surgery by Healing the Children SW when she was only three years old.…

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Hospital Dario Machuca, La Troncal, Ecuador

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Hospital Dario Machuca, La Troncal, Ecuador.   We were invited to take over their one operating room to help children needing plastic surgery.   Surgeons George Hoer and David Oberdorfer were joined by anesthesiologist Gary Doolittle, nurses Kate DoolittleAllison GodchauxLaura Weisgerber, physical therapist Susan Doolittle, student Julia, and 3 to 5 local Ecuadoran medical school residents.  …

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Haitian Child Undergoes Heart Surgery

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Kellen T. Knott* - In January of 2010, Medical Teams International volunteer physician, Tom Martin of Portland, Oregon, while working at a medical clinic in Haiti identified a young girl, 15 year old Stephanie Privert, as a candidate for potentially lifesaving heart surgery in the United States.

When Dr. Martin identified…

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