Read About Our Recent
Medical Mission to Guatemala
Our 2016, sixth annual Mission of Love Medical Journey was a
complete success the week of May 1. There are no words to totally
describe the week that was, but everyone who was part of this incredible life
changing week was part of a higher power that allowed us to be part of
healings for many.
The thirty five patients came from far
away and some only spoke their traditional Mayan language. Never ever in their parents
dreams would this even be possible without our teams, Mission of Love/
Way-bi/Metropolitan Hospital coming together to accomplish such miraculous
work of love and compassion at Metropolitan Hospital.
Just one of these surgeries alone in the United States costs
anywhere from $30,000 to $90,000. So at a minimum our six days in
Guatemala City the week of May 1 was worth over 1.3 million dollars. The
evaluations took months for Doctor Edgar Moran and Doctor Frinee to do in
order to have the patients prepared for our team coming to
Networking was unbelievable!
Television ads were placed in Tecpan, Guatemala by the Mayor Serapio Ortonez, Maria
Eugenia Villagran, Attorney General of the Nation reaching out and informing her
nation of our cleft lip/ palate journey.
Astrid went directly to the homes in
Tecpan and informed, assured and brought the parents and children to Guatemala City
throughout the week. Astrid had to visit the parents of Jose, an eleven year
old boy born with no nose, ten times prior to our arrival in order to build the
trust that was needed for this child to have a nose made with his hip graph all in
order for Jose to breath.
Our luggage on flights from Columbus OH,
Pittsburgh PA, and Seattle, WA was packed with costly surgery supplies needed in
order to complete our thirty five surgeries. Our flights were delayed and we
spent hours and hours traveling. Every one of our eleven Mission of Love
volunteers used their vacation time and paid their own expenses, ALL because they
wanted to leave the world a bit better for these poor helpless children.
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