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More Than a Surgical Mission

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When Desi Ferrell, Executive Director of the Philadelphia chapter, visited Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a year ago, she was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problems. The hospital, once the flagship of Ethiopia’s public healthcare system had fallen into disrepair. The pediatric ward was filled with well-appearing…

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Members of Haitian Soccer Team Visit Hospital in San Antonio

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San Antonio, Texas - Recently Mary Ullmann Japhet , Associate Executive Director for San Antonio Sports, had the privilege of accompanying a few Haitian National Soccer team players to Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital to visit two beautiful 10-year-old Haitian girls, Naika and Bethlie. Healing the Children helped secure medical treatment…

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Louisville Delegation Brings Help and Hope to Ghana

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Steve Diamond, executive director of the Louisville Chapter of Healing the Children, recently led a delegation to the Tamale Teaching Hospital in Ghana, Africa.

The trip was part of a visit organized by Diamond and the Sister Cities of Louisville, Inc. to develop a relationship between the medical schools and teaching…

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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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