Surgicorps is preparing for our 17th trip to Guatemala from August 3th-10th with a team of 36 dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers. Our team this year includes: 10 members from Pennsylvania, 24 from other states, 1 from Canada and 1 from Costa Rica.
Surgicorps looks forward to working with hospital staff at the Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital again in Antigua.
Previous Surgicorps team members include Dylan Anthony, Pat Avis, Cliff Bierman, Mary Bierman, Cathy Boyle, Kevin Cohen, Brian Gierl, Anne Hardart, Don Hare, Amy Hatch, Meghan Lauze, Carlos Mata, Farzaneh Nabizadeh, Jonathan Pelusi, Nagamalli Ramakrishna, Drake Sadler, Robert Schemmer, Sean Whelan and Etain Williams-Asplund.
We welcome several new team members this year as well: Douglas Adams, Patricia Auger, Marc Auger, Annie Bass, Cathy Beatty, Maria Beatty, Jane Camero, Alexandra Chalifoux, Beth Van Dusen, Patricia Ferrer, Michael Gemma, Deanne Hagerty, Brenda Mathews-Vitello, Julia Meisler, and Sasha Suarez-Ferreira. David Kim returns as Medical Director and Stephanie Charron will be the Trip Coordinator.
Surgicorps launched the Bon Voyage Crowdrise fundraiser and hope that the Guatemala team members, and others, will once again participate in raising money to support our general Guatemala fund. These donations support the purchase of medical supplies and shipping costs amongst other expenses.
Surgicorps is grateful to these generous individuals who help make our shared mission of serving individuals in need around the world possible through their commitment of time, energy and resources. Stay tuned and follow us, for trip updates and pictures, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.