More photos from Santa Marta, Colombia taken by Team Member Steve Nargiso, who always serves on our Board of Directors
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.”
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. For every $1.00 we receive, we are able to provide $27.00 worth of
To date, 55,792 patients have been helped through our three programs. Our Medical Teams Abroad Program alone has helped 53,325 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.