Guatemala Medical Mission with Dr.
Children Need Your Help
I am asking for your support for a very special project. Some of you may have
received this request last year, and I truly appreciate the overwhelming support that allowed this
project to be so successful for our 2012 medical mission trip.
I will lead the team of volunteer doctors (including 2-3 other oral and
maxillofacial surgeons) and assistants in 2014. This will be the third year of doing these
surgeries on the children in need. From January 18-26 of 2014, a completely volunteer medical
mission sponsored by “Mission of Love” will care for as many as 50 young individuals with
cleft lip, cleft palates, and other related facial deformities in Guatemala City,
Guatemala. Some of these families travel 3 days by walking, bus, and whatever means they
can to receive care they could not otherwise afford in this impoverished nation in Central
America. These are beautiful, appreciative people who do not complain and truly deserve
to have their faces changed to change their lives. The surgeries are performed in a hospital
converted from a hardware store, and is lacking in many simple things which we consider
absolute necessities in our country.
The team will consist of multiple individuals, including myself who will pay their own
way. We are not asking for help for us personally. However, the cost of medical
equipment and supplies, drugs, anesthesia medications, local nursing staff, feeding and housing
patients and their families, etc. is substantial, and I truly would appreciate any financial aid
you are willing to supply. Cindy and I will personally match any donation of each $50 with
$10 up to a total donation of $60,000 combined (i.e., $50/$10, $1,000/$200). This will not
only assist this facial surgery project, but related projects in Guatemala and other areas
(including the US) supported by Mission of Love. These projects include an orphanage,
completion of the children’s hospice project and seeing-eye dogs all in Guatemala. In addition, it
will support a Native American Housing Project in South Dakota and other projects to assist other
indigenous people throughout the world.
Please scroll down and view the photo gallery of our most recent Medical trip to Guatemala or watch
one of the videos of past trips.
If you would be so kind as to let me know if you donate, and the amount, we will be sure to
match your donation appropriately. In addition, please feel free to forward this email on to
others to help the cause.
If you prefer to send a donation via mail instead of using PayPal, please send
Mission of Love
2054 Hemlock Court
Youngstown, OH 44515
ALL donations are tax deductible and our 501 3C number tax exempt number is 34-179-1626.
Richard E. Scheetz, Jr., DDS, MS