Pediatric Hand Surgery Mission Trip

$1,600 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 29 days
Created November 15, 2018
Organized and led by board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon, Dr. Grant Thomson, we are a group of plastic surgery-trained and orthopaedic surgery-trained hand surgeons, residents, and fellows who travel to developing countries performing hand surgery on children and adults with congenital defects and traumatic deformities with limited to no access to proper care.

OUR MISSION - Peru, 2019
This year we will be traveling to Peru from April 27th to May 5th to treat patients, the parents of whom sometimes travel miles and miles across the country to obtain surgical care for their children. This trip will include a complete team of medical professionals including plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, nurses, interpreters, and physical and occupational therapists.

Last year alone, we were able to consult on over 150 patients in the hand surgery clinic and to perform nearly 70 surgeries on children and adults, many of whom had waited years to see a hand surgeon.

Thanks to generous donors like you, we are able to reach hundreds of children and adults who otherwise would never see a hand surgeon.

As a nonprofit organization, all members of our team are unpaid volunteers. We partner with local hospitals for operating room space and we provide all surgical equipment and supplies including instruments, medical devices, sutures, anesthesia, antibiotics, pain medications, bandages, and post-operative care at no charge to our patients or their families.

Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 in this online team campaign to support the mission. Thank you so much for considering making a donation to support this great cause!

To learn more about our mission, check out our website:

*Hand Help, Inc. is a nonprofit charity organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID is 27-3940034.
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$1,600 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 29 days
Created November 15, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Hand Help
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New Haven, CT
EIN: 273940034
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