M2H: Stories of Transformation

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Carla Wittenberg

Human-Focused  Surgical Care by Carla Wittenberg I've yearned to travel on a surgical mission for years. After training and working in large academic centers and level 1 trauma centers my entire career, I have been curious to see truly how…

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Kind Words from a Partner in Surgical Healing

We love to hear feedback and encouragement from partners in the field. One such comment came to us from Dr. Jim Sanchez, who works with the "Hospital On Wheels" in the Philippines. Their work is very similar to that of Mission…

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Ryan Accomazzo

Ryan, an American medical student, was working with Cinterandes when Mission to Heal visited Shaime, Ecuador in July 2017. As a result, he was able to work alongside the Mission to Heal team members and learn under Dr. Glenn Geelhoed while…

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Eric Beane

I Don’t Get Out Much by Eric Beane   Let me first preface by saying that I don’t get out much.  What I mean is that I never travel out of the U.S.  The only time I crossed the border…

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Britches & Dolls – A Special Gift

On many recent missions, our team has been able to take along handcrafted dresses, britches, and dolls for the children who visit our clinic. These fine items are sewed with love by residents in The Villages, a retired adult living community in Florida,…

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“Don’t Just Do It – Do It Well”

In this excerpt from Dr. Glenn Geelhoed's journals in the Philippines in February 2017, he teaches good surgery techniques to local workers in the area hospital. Dr. Geelhoed encourages his students to not just perform surgery, but to perform each…

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