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Due to the current worldwide situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, some of our fast approaching scheduled trips may be postponed. We are currently watching the travel advisories and making decisions to assure our teams safety. 


Please take a moment to read  and watch this heartwarming video:


Here is a description of Edy story/life written by the Rotarian:

On the 16th of January 2020, whilst visiting Chambacu, a place where many of the “Forgotten Children,” of Cartagena gather together, a heartbreaking scene, these forgotten souls of the society in which we live, I met Edy Manuel, a little 4 year old Venezuelan boy, who was walking by, holding his father’s hand.

I was deeply touched by Edy, because he had a deformity of his lip, nose and palate. His father, a Venezuelan farmer, had arrived in Colombia a year earlier, looking for a better future for them both. He spent his days trying to make enough money for food and visiting different clinics to see if they could help his son.

I immediately contacted a friend who was volunteering for Club Rotario Cartagena Caribe’s program, “Volver a Sonreír,”  a partnership with Healing the Children Northeast, and Edy was successfully operated on Saturday the 8th of February, in their 22nd Campaign, which they have been doing since 1996.

If I could only describe the feeling when Dr. William Austen (Jay) walked in with the small boy in his arms and handed him over to his father (Manuel). The pained look on Manuel’s face had completely disappeared. Thanks to the extraordinary team of doctors, donors and volunteers that made this miracle possible. Starting from that day, Edy is undergoing a process to regain his basic human rights.





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Our volunteers who go on our Medical Trips are very special people,
and we are so grateful for them.  

Tom, a nurse who has participated in several trips, shares a couple of memories:

“Little boy waking up from anesthesia after a cleft lip repair. He was very fussy and just wanted to be held. So I held him and he calmed down quickly. He loved to snuggle, as did I. This is what nursing is.”

 “This was a 10 year old girl waking up from anesthesia and near terrified. I oriented her to time/place (am bilingual) and then asked her what I could do to help her. She asked me to hold her hand. This was the greatest thing in nursing I’ve ever done. I still cry when I look at this.”

Healing the Children Northeast, Inc.

Is 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer organization. Our purpose is to help children throughout the world receive medical care unavailable to them due to a lack of medical and financial resources or health insurance. 93% of all monetary donations go directly to these services. 

 To date, 58,293 patients have been helped through our three programs. Our Medical Teams Abroad Program alone has helped 54,895 children since 1985. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing donated medical care to children in need around the corner and around the world.

Healing The Children Northeast, located in New Milford, Connecticut, is committed to arranging free surgical, dental and medical treatment for children in need. Children are provided services through three programs:

International Inbound Program

Domestic Kids Program

Upcoming Trips

DELAYED: 2020 Foglietti / Burn Team to Santa Marta, Colombia
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NEW DATE: 2020 Abraham / Cleft and Micotia Team to Chennai, India
NEW DATE - October 3 - 9. 2020

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2020 Ransom & Rousso / Facial Plastics Cleft Lip and Palate, including speech team to Ica, Peru
April 24 - May 3
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2020 Keiser/Dental Trip to Riobamba, Ecuador
Oct. 16 - 24
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2020 Jacono / Cleft-Microtia Trip to Santa Marta, Colombia
Oct. 17 - 23
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