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A Wheelchair for Kailah

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Last year at our National Conference, our International Partner from St. Kitts, Dr. Patrick Martin, expressed a need for a fully reclining wheelchair for one of his patients. Kailah is 18 and two years ago she was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis of unknown etiology and is confined to a wheelchair.…

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Medical Trip to Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador

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With the exception of a government inspector causing a major interruption on Monday (of all days) to check paperwork, our most recent ENT and Plastic surgery trip to Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador went quite well with 61 children receiving services.   Our thanks go to surgeons Ronald Escudero and William Loutfy…

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Bi-annual Trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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In early April Desi Ferrell left with a 15 member ENT/Audiology/Urology team for Ethiopia.  With twice yearly missions, this is their 8th trip in less than 4 years. They are building an ENT (Ear/Nose/Throat) program with Addis Ababa University where, before Healing the Children's Greater Philadelphia chapter began this effort, …

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Medical Trip to Manabi Province, Ecuador

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During Healing the Children Kentucky's most recent trip to Manabi Province in Ecuador, a team of surgeons and other health care professionals from Kosair Childrens Hospital and Texas Childrens Hospital operated on over 100 kids in 4 days.

Watch video from the trip below.

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Birth in Haiti

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On a Healing the Children trip to Haiti in 2011, Wisconsin chapter board member Erica Norsetter, an ER nurse, found herself alone on a hillside in Grand Boulage delivering the baby of a first time mom.

Both the mother and Woodlandia (the newborn) did very well.

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Surgical Trip Chronicled by SCRUBS Magazine

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Renowned photographer Pablo Corral Vega accompanied a surgical brigade to Ecuador, not only to take wonderful photos, but to translate and assist in many other ways.    This much appreciated story by Mary Duffy is about the volunteer nurses who traveled with the team, working many hours to provide services…

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