Read About Our Upcoming
Medical Mission to Guatemala
Dear friends of our Mission of
Our Sixth annual " Smile for Love "Mission
of Love will be April 30, 2016 at Metropolitan Hospital, Guatemala City
Guatemala. Doctor Edgar Moran has been preparing for our arrival by examining
the children in need and making sure that they will be prepared for this miraculous
surgery to be performed.
After some political unrest in Guatemala
resulting in the President and Vice President of Guatemala being removed from
office, we elected to delay our scheduled 6TH cleft lip, cleft palate and facial deformity trip
in December of 2015. The time has now come for us to return to
Guatemala, and we are all excited to be able to partake in this opportunity
through the Mission of Love charitable organization. All team members, which
include maxillofacial surgeons, an emergency room physician, a nurse, surgical
techs, procurement officers, translators, and other volunteers donate not only
their time BUT PAY ALL THEIR OWN EXPENSES TO BE A PART OF THIS EFFORT to
improve the lives of the indigenous people of Guatemala, who are facially
deformed and often ostracized in their communities.
This trip cannot occur without the financial support of many caring people,
as the medical and dental supplies including sterile drapes,
gowns, gloves, surgical scalpels, suture, drills, scrub brushes, gauze,
special devices to keep children from damaging the sutured areas and other
materials that are mostly disposable add up quickly, as well as some meals and
housing for those who come as far away as three days travel to receive care.
We obviously appreciate all the financial aid we are able to garner, and
strongly encourage you to help us in this worthwhile effort.
Thanks so much in advance for your
Richard E. "Rick" Scheetz, Jr. DDS, MS,
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
You can contribute to our missions of love via Pay Pal by
clicking on the Donate button below, or if you prefer, you can send your
tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. :
If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible
contribution to the address listed below.
Mission of Love
2054 Hemlock Court
Austintown, Ohio 44515
Any amount, great or small, helps with the cleft palates
surgeries that our volunteers do, giving medical care to people who have never seen
a doctor, continue to build homes, hospices, schools and clinics, and continue to
have the United States Air Force Reserve fly our donations of humanitarian aid to
indigenous communities in need.
The children need your support for our next
Mission of Love Guatemala Trip to build a Medical/Dental Clinic and homes for
Mayan Families. Please contact
usif you would like to help.
Read about our latest
mission at the Pine Ridge Reservation
"The Mission of Love and our Jane Goodall Institute can work together to bring hope
to the young people on the Pine Ridge reservation because those young people need
every tiny bit of help they can get. They've had such a raw deal, and it's about
time that we begin to do something a little bit more than to feel sorry for
them." Jane Goodall
Mission of Love ships old fire truck
to Indian reservation
Mission of Love helps Guatemalan aid worker - WATCH VIDEO