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The wonderful work of Healing the Children Northeast.

 Photos from Dr. Abraham’s recent trip to Ethiopia

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Dr. Robb Arbuckle, one of our outstanding volunteers, was recently written up in the Wilton Bulletin.


 CLICK HERE to read this great article.


A note from Dr. Kavita Aggarwal, wife of Dr. Manoj Abraham:

Friends, we wanted to thank those that donated to Minali’s fundraiser for Healing the Children. We raised $3500 and provided pro bono medical services valued at about $2 million!


Loved working with this 21 member team which included Facial Plastic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Nurses, Speech Pathologists, and Administrators. This trip was especially meaningful in that it was also a teaching mission, with plans of developing a sustainable ENT Facial Plastics program-in fact colleague Dr. Josh Wiedermann instituted the very first ENT residency program here only 4 years ago. There are currently no Facial Plastics training programs in all of Ethiopia, so these services are desperately needed.


Thank you also to the wonderful staff at Ayder Hospital-they were so warm and welcoming, and even threw us a going away party-
we will miss you and the adorable babies of Ethiopia!

Dr. Kavita Aggarwal

Mekelle, Ethiopia:

Please take a moment to share some moments from our trip.

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Our team members face many challenges of travel to get from their homes to their destination. Some travel is interrupted here in the US weather related.  Most are taking several connecting flights. 

Once in country some travel is to rural secluded villages that you can only get to by boat. Some are long bus rides, unexpected flooding, mudslides, earthquakes.  You just never know what is to be expected. We have seen it all. 

Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers for all these inconveniences they experience. 

Reported by Dr. Kavita Aggarwal:
4 airports, 3 flights, 2 snowstorms, 1 cancelled flight, 24+ hour journey, 19 weary but excited team members – Mekelle Ethiopia bound! Wishing our team a successful mission!


Our Bolivia cleft and dental teams led by Dr. Steven Roser and Dr. Diane Ede-Nichols working inSanta Cruz:

When more than 70 volunteers from various institutions come together: it is that the achievement of high programs is achieved Social impact that mitigate the most pressing problems shows society.

Today the selection of patients was carried out to participate in the free cleft lip and cleft palate campaign. Organized by Rotary Club Sirari in collaboration with Healing The Children, Northeastfoundation

More than 110 patients were received, being selected near 60. There are still some places to incorporate more patients we will be receiving during the week.

Surgeries will be held at pampa de la Isla hospital between this Monday 13 and Friday, January 17, thanks to a strategic alliance with the Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

The collaboration of various private companies such as: the Sofia foundation, rocat and several more make this kind of missions possible. Thank you to everyone who makes it possible that more than 500 families, in these 8 years of program, can have a better life.




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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

2020 Foglietti / Burn Team to Santa Marta, Colombia
March 21 - 27
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2020 Abraham / Cleft and Micotia Team to Chennai, India
March 28/29 - April 3
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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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