Peace, Hope, Health, Safety, Completeness...
"Sometimes it can be easy to forget the relevance of the work you do when you are in the middle of it. I remember telling one mother that the operation went very well and that I was very pleased with the outcome. In my mind, I was thinking about the technical success of repairing the congenital defect in her son and I expected her to be pleased as well. She looked at me and began to cry. She told me that she never thought it would be possible that someone would be able to fix her baby and give him a chance at a normal life and she thanked me profusely. It completely caught me off guard and I began to cry as well. It was that moment that made me truly appreciate the importance the work that we do in pediatric surgery missions: to make a difference in children’s lives that would otherwise not be possible."
— Dean M. Anselmo, MD, FAAP
"The bonds that we make with the people while we are in Guatemala are so great. We can see how helping them has changed their lives but I can also say the being with them changes my life each time I visit. They do more for me than I do for them."
— Ken Kleespies
I came on this trip to experience a medical mission, mainly as way to break the mundane daily grind of everday life. But I will come away from this place with a different set of priorities.
— Brian S. Kim, M.D
I was blessed to be a part of God's work in assisting the people of Guatemala. I was touched by the generosity the families and children poured into our lives. Don't think about it; follow God's will for your life and HE will bless you far more than you could ever imagine."
— Joe Doughty
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