Our Story

Healing the Children is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides health care to Latin American children and children of Third World Countries. Our efforts are divided into two programs; Missions Abroad and State Side Care.

MISSIONS ABROAD

Each year over thirty teams of doctors, nurses and allied personnel travel to countries to supply surgical treatment to children with clef t lips and palates, club feet, burn scars, heart problems, urological diseases, and many other disfiguring or congenital deformities. Donations of surgical supplies, medications, and anesthetic materials are allocated from supporting hospitals and health care companies prior to each trip. Any unused medical supplies are left behind and donated to the hosting hospitals. The teams put tremendous effort in preparing f or funding and donations f or every trip. Collectively our medical missions teams screen over 10,000 children each year and provide surgery on approximately 3,000 of the children. This program was started in 1983 and is now in its 24th year.

STATE SIDE CARE

When our organization was first started, we were arranging for children from Third World Countries with heart disease to home to the United States f or surgical treatment. The program has grown and made tremendous strides. We now provide many types of surgical treatment f or children. Each month, more than 20 children are sponsored to come to this country for treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them in their home country . We also sponsor an annual air lift program transporting groups of children via a chartered plane. Many times over the years, life threatening situations have occurred where we have been the last hope f or a child from a Third World Country .

Through these programs Healing the Children has grown into a international brotherhood. Not only do we have chapters and doctors throughout the world, we have treated a countless number of children from each continent. Although our philosophy is to treat one child at a time, but our needs are far greater. We depend on donations, gifts and fundraisers like this night's event to make this all happen. Please help us!!

"YOU MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT YOU GET... YOU MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE"