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Reflections From a Host Parent

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HTCNJ welcomed two-year old Luis from the Dominican Republic to New Jersey to receive treatment for pediatric cataracts and for strabismus.   Host parent Jennifer Bonomo shares her experience.

When I was 14 growing up in a small town with five siblings, my parents hosted six-month old Mayra from Guatemala.  Mayra…

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A Small Step Toward Better Children's Health

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Dr. Primm, one of the anesthesiologists who accompanied the team to Santiago Texacuangos, is holding a sevoflurane vaporizer which she borrowed from a local Albuquerque hospital and assembled on one of the machines at Hospital La…

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Medical Mission in Ecuador

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On February 25, 2012, a medical team of 20 healthcare professionals, volunteering with Healing the Children Kentucky chapter, arrived in Manabí Province, Ecuador.  In difficult circumstances, the team completed over 150 surgeries in just four days amidst devastating flooding caused by ongoing heavy rains, severe shortages, and periodic…

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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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