Lima, Peru 2015
Healing the Children Rocky Mountains led another wonderful trip to Lima, Peru in October 2015, but this time to a new site at Dos de Mayo Hospital. Word of our regular missions each Fall has been catching on and we had more patients than ever come to see our team of skilled surgeons. We screened 104 patients, operated on 69 and preformed 100 procedures, some patients receiving more than one procedure. Working hard to develop great relationships with the local hospital and staff, HTCRM team members gave three presentations on various surgical methods to the local medical students and gifted the Head and Neck Department a headlight to assist surgeons in their cases.
In 2016 we anticipate even more patients as we are working on increasing foot traffic through an online self-referral portal for patients or families of patients. We also hope to expand the scope of our assistance to reach those in need of glasses and hearing aids in the near future.