Saturday, February 24, 2018

Up Next, Namibia!

Barely home a month and we're getting ready for our next trip! A smaller group of us will be heading back to Windhoek, Namibia in August for our second full mission. While there, the team will perform surgeries as well as lecture at the University of Namibia to help train the new generation of surgeons to treat lower-extremity deformities.

I'm always honored to have Drs. Lehnert and Spanko invite me to participate -- and grateful that I have the opportunity to travel with the team and help make a difference in the communities we visit. I've already applied for my visa and submitted my vacation notice for work.


Stay tuned as we prepare for our journey!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Medical Mission: Thanks to Our Supporters

The International Extremity Project (IEP) team arrived in Can Tho, Vietnam, after over 25 hours of air and bus travel. With 22 boxes of medical supplies and equipment, plus our team of 25 people, it took two buses to get everything and everyone to our final destination!

The IEP team began screening patients for surgery the next morning and started surgeries the day after screening. After multiple surgical days, the team treated 47 surgical patients, most with multiple procedures.