Thanks for being a part of Healing the Children!

Published: May 24th, 2016

Category: News

Healing the Children provides critical medical care to children all around the world. They envision a world where every child has access to medical care, regardless of ability to pay, insurance status, or physical location.  With 16 chapters nationwide and many International Partners, they are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of children worldwide.

Last month 3 of our own volunteered, and funding was provided by the department for them to go to Colombia with this organization and perform surgeries for the Children. Drs. Renard Sessions, Everett Jones and Greg Goldenhurst were among the doctors on the team of Healing the Children 2016 Neiva Mission.  This was the 23rd year of the program and was once again a success. The team was able to perform 141 surgeries. Many of these were long, complex surgeries such as primary ears, Le Forte’s, and procedures to correct hip dysplasia. These are long procedures, some even surpassing ten hours, and require great surgical skill.  Thank you for all your hard work for such a great cause!

The team was also able to provide 56 speech therapy sessions during the week as well as many orthodontic treatments. These are parts of a comprehensive cleft palate and lip program that provide treatment, operative or not, to typically half of the children that pass through the program on a yearly basis.

Here are some photos taken on site in Neiva Colombia.