Mission Blogs

2019

2019
Video: Touching Hands in Ecuador

In June 2019, the Touching Hands team and Esperança held a mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Watch our video to follow our volunteers at Hospital León Becerra de Guayaquil.

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Hand Day: Nashville 2019

Thirty-five Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees gathered at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Outpatient Surgery Center on August 10, 2019 for the 3rd annual Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Hand Outreach Day.

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Ecuador: Day Eight

We met in the lobby at 2:00 am, packed our luggage into the same cargo truck that had met us at the airport only a week prior, and then we all loaded into the hotel shuttle to make our way back to the Guayaquil airport.

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Ecuador: Day Seven

Friday was our final full clinical day in Guayaquil. Our objectives for the day: 1) complete 9 scheduled cases, 2) educate and prepare Dr. Castillo regarding the anticipated postoperative course for the cases we did over the week.

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Ecuador: Day Six

By our third day in the operating room, we started to get the flow of cases down. We had 8 cases on the schedule, some of which that took between 3 and 4 hours.

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