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Help fund our medical mission to Guatemala!
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Chris and Larisa will be volunteering for a medical mission -- as an ophthalmologist and a translator, respectively -- at Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala July 26 to August 3. We need your help to raise $800 as a donation to the hospital!
Chris and Larisa will be volunteering for a medical mission -- as an ophthalmologist and a translator, respectively -- at Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala this July. We need your help to raise $800 as a donation fee to the hospital!

Hospital de la Familia, located in Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala, started over 35 years ago as a small dispensing pharmacy. Today it is a year-round medical facility offering general medical, surgery, pediatric, obstetrical and dental services. Its mission is to help improve the health of the poor indigenous people of the mountains of Northern Guatemala and Southern Mexico.

The hospital consists of wards that can accommodate up to 72 patients. During the past several years the hospital has maintained a staff of over 60 full-time employees, including 4 doctors, 12 nurses, and 3 or 4 nurse/nun instructors and a contingent of Guatemalan medical and dental students. The hospital treated over 13,000 patients last year. In addition, surgery is provided by the volunteer U.S. surgical teams in February, May, September, and November for 1-2-week stays. There are smaller optometry and ophthalmological surgery teams that also provide care. (This will be Chris!!) These surgical teams provide care to over 1500 patients annually. Other hospital programs include the Malnutrition Therapy Clinic, the Dental Clinic, Nurse Training Classes, Adult Education Classes, and Sewing Classes. The hospital also operates a 1-6 grade school with an enrollment of about 150 where tuition, books, and uniforms are free. There is a separate program for adults.

www.hospitaldelafamilia.com
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