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Surgeons of Hope Foundation
375 Hudson Street – Floor 9
New York, NY 10014
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Federal employees may select Surgeons of Hope for their annual giving as part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) program, by providing the CFC number 16149
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Donate by Estate
Forge a special connection with Surgeons of Hope with a gift from your estate, by contacting our specialist Carolina Hernandez-Churchill, at [email protected]
Donate by Global Giving
Make a gift through Global Giving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community, by entering the project number 54867, at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/healing-childrens-hearts-in-costa-rica-and-beyond/
Are you interested in helping Surgeons of Hope through in-kind donations of medical equipment or supplies?
You can contribute to our mission to construct modern, sustainable medical facilities with in-kind contributions.
To learn more, please contact [email protected]
Volunteer with Us
The success of the Surgeons of Hope mission depends on the generosity, knowledge, and skills of our medical volunteers. From training medical teams in developing countries to providing life-saving surgery for children with heart defects, our volunteers make a difference where it matters most.
Interested in volunteering on a future medical mission? To learn more, contact us at [email protected].
The Surgeons of Hope mission to Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez was an incredible experience. From the moment we touched down and every day since, I have thought about their team, the patients and this amazing organization. I witnessed firsthand how SOH changes not only the lives of children but everyone involved in this work. It has reignited a passion in myself and reminded me what this profession is all about.
While I was there, I had a unique opportunity to sit down with several of the nursing teams to get an insider’s perspective on the care they provide. From the NICU, to the OR to the ICU the desire to provide exceptional care to their patients was evident. With the right tools and collaboration, I know they will lead the changes necessary to improve patient outcomes and support families in their journey through CHD.
It’s humbling to be a part of such an incredible community that focuses on empowering others to deliver exemplary care to children with congenital heart disease. It’s more than an individual, a mission or one specific child- its about building a sustainable program that will help hundreds of children for years to come. I can’t image a better way to use my expertise and look forward to more trips in the future.
I am grateful for the invitation from the Surgeons of Hope Foundation to provide surgical expertise for the Foundation’s trip to Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez. We were warmly received by the physician and staff leadership of the hospital and heart center. The program was eager to share the many great historical accomplishments of their program and also learn about potential improvement opportunities. Our focus centered on the implementation of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program and its leadership. I was invited by the surgical chief of the program to assist with the repair of a 14 year old patient with tetralogy of Fallot. Despite comparatively little resources, the program is able to care for complex congenital heart disease. The physicians, nursing, and other staff members were a joy to work with.
I have seen first-hand the tremendous contribution made by our volunteers serving on our mission teams. They come from leading children’s hospitals in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Eager to share their healing and teaching talents, they volunteer long hours of service at the Pediatric Heart Center enduring intensive week-long schedules of surgery, intensive care, and training of the local team. We salute our volunteers. Surgeons of Hope could not exist without them.
My wife Pascale, our daughter, Olivia and I visited Nicaragua in February 2014. We saw the new Pediatric Heart Clinic. Ten children were being cared for and we were impressed by how efficient everything seemed. One little girl was having some breathing difficulty, but a local young surgeon was professionally tending to her along with the nurse head of the ICU. One easily could have been in a hospital in a developed country with all the modern equipment, cleanliness and efficiency. We were equally very impressed by Nicaragua. There was no feeling of insecurity, things were orderly and roads excellent.
I really enjoyed working with the Nicaraguan surgeons, the amazing support staff (who helped me find anything I needed despite my anemic medical Spanish skills), and the medical student interpreters. Also, there is great personal satisfaction in realizing that one can deliver good, safe, effective care with limited resources.
Hopefully the children we cared for will now live much longer, stronger lives. It was an honor to help care for them. I will also remember how well we worked as a team and how fortunate we are to live and work without the challenges that are faced by the Nicaraguan people every day. I will remember the hospitality at the Hotel Los Pinos, the gratitude of the Nicaraguan surgeons and the dedication to the cause and gratitude for our efforts.
TOGETHER WITH FILMMAKER, ACTOR AND ACTIVIST DIEGO LUNA, Surgeons of Hope will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that no underserved child in Latin America and around the world dies of a broken heart ever again. Watch Diego’s message: