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Our mission

The Touching Hands Project (THP) provides free hand surgery and hand therapy to adults and children in underserved communities around the world.

From children with deformities to adults with chronic pain or victims of unspeakable violence, the THP volunteers work to better the lives of patients who desperately need hand care. We send teams of hand surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and hand therapists to countries that have little access to medical care. Our work allows these patients to use their hands again, whether it's to hold their child, return to work, eat a meal, or put on their shoes. Your support, even in the smallest amount, can change a life.

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1214

surgeries performed

291

volunteers

41

missions

13

countries visited

What We Do

PERFORM HAND SURGERY

Our surgeons perform free hand surgery on patients who do not have access to the proper healthcare.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

Our medical teams do their best to visit countries more than once to follow up with patients they previously treated.

PROVIDE HAND THERAPY

Post-surgery, our patients are seen by hand therapists who provide them with exercises to ensure a healthy recovery.

TEACH LOCAL DOCTORS

In addition to treating patients, our team spends time with local medical professionals to expand their knowledge of hand surgery.

HELP BUILD COMMUNITIES

After receiving care from our teams, many patients are able to return to work and begin contributing to their community again.

CHANGE LIVES

Our medical care gives children and adults the opportunity to live a happy and normal life, with healthy, functioning hands.

From Our Blog

BOLIVIA: DAYS ONE & TWO

May 13 & 14, 2018 - Busy days already! We arrived Sunday morning before dawn and have been busy since then. On our first day we explored the city before going over group logistics at a team meeting.  

HONDURAS: SUMMARY

May 12, 2018 - A week ago, eleven of us met in the San Pedro Sula airport, just outside this industrial capital of Honduras (population approximately 1.2 million). We arrived from Michigan, Texas, New York, Rhode Island...

HONDURAS: DAYS SIX & SEVEN

May 10 & 11, 2018 - Two busy days!  In over 24 hours of OR time, the team completed 20 complex surgical cases, staying until about 8pm on both days. As we wrapped up our day on Friday, we had the daunting task of sorting...

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