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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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What We Do


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


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


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


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


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


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

From Our Blog

Vietnam: Day Nine

July 24, 2017 - The weekend went by so fast and here we are again, MONDAY! Some of our team members were under the weather, but nothing series and everyone seemed to recover well. What can I say, it was another hectic day.

Vietnam: Day Eight

July 21, 2017 - It is hard to believe that we made it through one week already. Five surgeries were scheduled for today. It was a great week and the team was able to complete 20 surgeries total. The surgeries include...

Vietnam: Day Seven

July 20, 2017 - It was an exciting day for me to be in surgery to observe the policization of a 2 year old boy. The little fella has other medical conditions so it took the anesthesia team over an hour to get ready.

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