After the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, the Oregon Western Washington Chapter of Healing the Children responded with a lasting commitment to Haiti. ORWWA's training programs for teenagers are just one example of our commitment to sustainable medical development in Haiti and around the world. The need for first aid training was identified in a community needs assessment, so our ongoing medical missions help to train and certify teenagers as medical facilitators.
Stories from the Field
In 2014, Healing the Children Philadelphia in cooperation with the Cuscatlán Rotary, travelled to El Salvador for its 12th consecutive Podiatry Medical/Surgical Mission at the Military Hospital in San Salvador. During the week-long trip, the team of over 30 volunteers typically screens more than 100 children on Sunday, prioritizes its schedule, and begins operating on Monday.
In 2014, the Kentucky Chapter of Healing the Children brought 6 month old Shahzaib from Pakistan to Kentucky for life-saving heart surgery. Shahzaib proved a difficult challenge but with a very rewarding and happy ending.
Thanks to Lisa Reyes, reporter for News 12 in Westchester, NY for this wonderful coverage of Healing the Children Northeast's 2015 surgical trip to Ica, Peru. In this short piece she captures and communicates not only the essential facts of the mission, but also the emotional power and profound impact of the work we do.
The Michigan-Ohio Chapter of Healing the Children recently completed one of their twice yearly trips to Colombia to provide cleft surgeries for needy children there. In the United States, children with these congenital defects are treated as a matter of course. But for poor children in areas with less access to medical care, such a procedure is not so routine.
Fifteen doctors who also support Healing the Children Southwest were voted TOP DOCS OF ALBUQUERQUE 2015 (as determined by their colleagues and peers). These doctors have helped HTCSW with our local "Hardship Relief Project," our International Inbound Children, or on Surgical Trips to Latin America. Their support has been irreplaceable. The support they have given children is beyond measure.
Reward for Service: Often medical volunteers are asked why they spend their time and money for surgical trips to help children with very little promise of health care in their own country. This photo helps answer the question.
The National Organization of Healing the Children has recently completed its 2013 Annual Report. The Annual Report compiles data and stories of healing from every chapter of our organization around the country.
Healing the Children's administrators and volunteers work hard every day to…