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The Shalom Foundation’s mission is to encourage Christian values by providing humanitarian assistance to children and their families living in extreme poverty. We offer support in three areas: Medical, Education and Nutrition.

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HAMILTON EYE INSTITUTE AND LE BONHEUR CHILDREN HOSPITAL

October 7, 2013

Jorge Mario, a young boy , who was passing by during a shooting, when he got shot. It was 5 years ago and he lost his left eye. -MP- BEFORE HIS SURGERY AFTER HIS SURGERY             Organizations that provide meaning and service attract people who want to find meaning and […]

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Vanderbilt/Monroe Carell Children’s Plastics September 2013 Wrap Up

October 1, 2013

I can’t believe I am already back in the states! Words literally cannot express the extent of what happened last week. It feels so strange to not be in Guatemala and surrounded by such amazing patients and caregivers. And truthfully my brain hasn’t quit caught up yet because I continue to catch myself speaking Spanish […]

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Hymns Hams & Jams

October 1, 2013
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Save the Date!  November 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm – Featuring Kenny Rogers  

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Vanderbilt/Monroe Carell Children’s Plastics September 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

Maria del Carmen, a nine year old girl, praying before her cleft palate and bilateral cleft lip surgery. She cannot speak well, and she cannot pronounce some letters because of her cleft palate. When she needs to write her school homework, she does not write certain letters because she cannot pronounce them, getting bad grades […]

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Vanderbilt/Monroe Carell Children’s Plastics – September 25, 2013

September 25, 2013

Today was a fantastic day to see the compassion and care that the doctors have for the children. One of the patients we treated today was Alexander de Jesús. He had been badly burned as a young child and his right foot was severely deformed because of the accident, making it difficult for him to walk.  He […]

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Vanderbilt/Monroe Carell Children’s Plastics September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013

Wow is all I can say from yesterday!  We started at 7am and finally left the hospital at 8pm last night. Needless to say we were all exhausted! But also invigorated at all the work we had accomplished! Today we have 11 cases scheduled and I will go upstairs later to watch a few and […]

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Vanderbilt/Monroe Carell Children’s Plastics September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

Early Yesterday, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s, Pediatric Plastics Team arrived to the Moore Center to diagnose and schedule the children who needed surgery. While children and parents were waiting for their turn, they were surprised by the arrival of Ronald McDonald, where he made several activities. The children were very happy dancing and participating […]

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Duke/MKI Surgery Day 5

September 6, 2013

Today is “wrap-up day” for the team, and we have 5 procedures scheduled, bringing us to a total of 55 kids this week! Last night after the blog was posted, we still had part of our day left and didn’t realize what the afternoon would bring.  The Shalom Foundation and Mending Kids International planned to […]

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Duke/MKI September, Surgery day 4

September 5, 2013

It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of the week already!  We have been busybusybusy at the surgery center, adding on surgeries and adjusting as we are able to serve more of these precious kids and families.  There’s a new energy today as we’re over the halfway mark, and the children love seeing their […]

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Duke/MKI September, Surgery Day 1

September 2, 2013

Day 1 of surgeries has started!  We have 12 patients on the schedule today, with a planned rotation through all 3 of the OR’s.  This year, there are two residents in addition to the surgeons, plus an anesthesiology fellow (this is an edit – I learned the difference between residents and fellows this week!) in […]

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