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WSF Honduras Trip

November 24, 2011

World Surgical Foundation Mission Trip to Honduras Nov 12 – 19, 2011

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Mission of Mercy Part 1 — World Surgical Foundation’s mission to Honduras

December 27, 2010

This is an “Out and About” segment with ABC27’s anchor Chuck Rhodes as he follows the World Surgical Foundation team to Honduras during their November 6-13, 2010 mission trip to help those in need of surgeries.

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Mission of Mercy — Part 2 — Out and About segment with Chuck Rhodes to Honduras:

December 27, 2010

This is an “Out and About” segment with ABC27’s anchor Chuck Rhodes as he follows the World Surgical Foundation team to Honduras during their November 6-13, 2010 mission trip to help those in need of surgeries.

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Mission of Mercy — Part 3 — Out and About segment with Chuck Rhodes to Honduras:

December 27, 2010

This is an “Out and About” segment with ABC27’s anchor Chuck Rhodes as he follows the World Surgical Foundation team to Honduras during their November 6-13, 2010 mission trip to help those in need of surgeries.

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Another Step On A Long Journey for Haiti

May 27, 2010

In April, 2010, a group of 9 World Surgical Foundation volunteer surgeons, nurses and an anesthesiologist traveled to Haiti Adventis Hospital in Port au Prince with the help of Cure International. They performed 45 surgeries and 20 consultations in 4 days, which was a heartbreaking yet inspiring experience. Despite poverty and devastation, the spirit of the people instilled hope among the WSF team who won’t forget Haiti. Plans are underway to return again this year.

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A Palawan Sunset

April 27, 2010

Preview the moving story of the February, 2010 World Surgical Foundation’s two week odyssey to Palawan, the Philippines. It’s a paradise but not for many of its residents because of poverty and poor access to quality health care. Help arrived when 37 volunteer doctors and nurses performed 300 free operations. Meet pediatric patients May Ann, Erick and Joseph whose life changing surgeries will give them a chance at a better life.

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Black Lion Sunrise Part Two

June 12, 2009

Meet Tariku, a poor Ethiopian boy who was born without an anus and lived with a ragged colostomy since birth 7 years ago. With no colostomy bags, Tariku couldn’t attend school, was shunned by society because of the smell and was a burden to his family. Dr. Domingo Alvear from the World Surgical Foundation repaired his condition at Black Lion Hospital so Tariku could now lead a normal life.

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Black Lion Sunrise Part One

June 12, 2009

Follow the inspiring story of the World Surgical Foundation whose volunteer team performed free surgery for the poor and underserved at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last February. They changed the lives of hundreds of children and adults and left a legacy that will transform thousands more.

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2005 International Volunteer Award—Dr. Domingo T. Alvear

December 11, 2005

Domingo T. Alvear, MD, FACS, founder of World Surgical Foundation (WSF), is the 2005 recipient of the ACS Surgical Volunteerism Award, sponsored by Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative. (more…)

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