Mission Blogs

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...

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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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BOLIVIA: PRE-MISSION

May 11, 2018 - Bolivia, a country in central South America, has a varied terrain spanning the Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert and Amazon Basin rainforest. At more than 3,500m, its administrative capital, La Paz...

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HONDURAS: DAY FIVE

May 9, 2018 - We had another long day in store for us today with numerous complex cases. We had a target of getting to the boys’ orphanage by 7pm for our soccer match that was rescheduled from Sunday. We almost made it...

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HONDURAS: DAY FOUR

May 8, 2018 - After rounding on our post-operative patients from Monday, we began another busy day in the OR.  A few challenges including a proximal humerus fracture-dislocation, nerve allograft reconstruction...

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