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Healing the Children

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Leaving a Legacy in Guatemala

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Dr. Mike Mallahan's 13 years working in Guatemala has helped over 3,000 children to hear, and has helped to train and develop audiology personnel and resources in Guatemala.

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Finding Treatment for International Kids in U.S. Hospitals

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Healing the Children envisions a world where every child has access to the medical care they need, unhindered by economic, geographic, social, and political barriers. It is our mission to help children overcome those barriers. For some kids, treatment in the U.S. by our partner hospitals and volunteer medical professionals - with the loving care of local host families - is the best or only option.

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Share Our 2016 Annual Report

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In 2016, Healing the Children provided urgently needed medical care to 9,173 children in 24 countries, and delivered $15 million in medical services and supplies, with less than 2% non-program overhead costs.

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Zulea from Tanzania

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Zulea suffers from an unknown dermatological scalp condition that caused irrevocable damage to her hair follicles and caused extensive open wounds that covered 70% of her scalp. Cancer was suspected but biopsies showed that was not the case. Extensive testing including genetic testing was performed. Her condition to this day remains undiagnosed, baffling over 20 specialists from across the United States who consulted on her case.

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Fabiola and Christian from El Salvador

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Fabiola and Christian’s overall quality of life was hindered due to a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. They couldn't participate in a lot of activities that normal teenagers do because their hearts just wouldn't allow it. That has all changed.

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International Medical Development Project in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is the second largest nation in Africa by population with more than 96 million people -- half of them children. Realizing that a one-off medical mission would not make a dent, Healing the Children’s team decided to focus on improving quality and capacity in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Anesthesiology.

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Two Hours to Change a Life

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Local high school students produced a film about Healing the Children Northeast’s Medical Teams Abroad program. Through images and interviews with medical volunteers on overseas medical teams, they tell an inspiring and emotional story of the profound impact of Healing the Children’s efforts, a story of how a kind act by one person can change another’s life.

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