Guatemala City, Guatemala


Population: 1 million

Language: Spanish

Living in Poverty: 60%

Poverty Defined: Earning less than $150 US a month

Mission Facts


Fundraising Goal:
$150,000

Volunteers:
Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and medical support staff

Impact: The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation (OHNF) delivers life-saving and life-changing surgical care to communities in need around the globe. Through our annual Medical Mission we connect expert volunteer surgeons with those suffering in remote areas of developing nations. Past missions have included Ethiopia, India and Peru.

Fundraiser Profile

Join me and change lives in Guatemala

My name is Betty Warren and I never thought that I would be in a position to actually go to other countries to help less fortunate people, with my skill as a Surgical Technologist. I currently work for Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery, located in Newark, Delaware. Where I have worked for the past 16 years, with a total of 22 years as a Surgical Technologist. I worked 4 years at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where I became a part of the Transplant Team among other specialties. I also worked one year at Delaware Orthopedic Specialist, where I also helped with Sterile Processing.

At my current employment, I work with various doctors doing various procedures, from ENT, Plastics, Ortho, GYN, and Urology. I also assist with setting up instrumentation case carts for the following days procedures, as well as assist with sterile processing and cleaning of the colo-scopes. We had a situation several years ago, where one of 2 sterile processing staff had left for another job and the second of the 2 became very ill all at once. The center was talking about shutting down until they could get someone in there to do sterile processing. Myself and another surgical technologist told them that we know what comes in the instrumentation sets and we were willing to give it a go. They threw us in there for approximately 2 weeks and the center didn’t have to shut down. I learned a lot in those 2 weeks, about what my coworkers had to go through. Very humbling experience.

When I’m not at work, I like spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I’m very grateful and humble to be able to embark on such an opportunity as this.

I’ve committed to raising $8,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$9,730 of $10,000 pledged

Medical and Impact Missions are 100% funded by donations from supporters like you. We commit to communities with little to no access to medical care, and bring all supplies needed to perform a wide array of medical services.

Your donation is…

  • Providing clinical and surgical services, at no cost, to those living in extreme poverty in Guatemala
  • Arranging and paying for transportation for patients living in remote villages
  • Providing local language experts to eliminate language as a barrier to care
  • Securing lodging for patients in the city during treatment and post op care
  • Refreshing a school with onsite community works
  • Increasing access to educational opportunities for children

Fundraising

Make A Gift!

Your gift makes a major impact in the life of someone in need. By donating you are providing surgical care, shelter, food and transportation for families around Guatemala who don’t have access to the critical medical attention they need. Thank you.

$9,730 of $10,000 pledged

Guatemala


Language: Spanish

Living in Poverty: 60%

Poverty Defined: Earning less than $150 US a month

  • Over 40% of the population has no access to medical care
  • Guatemala is ranked 31 out of 33 latin countries in child mortality and positive health outcomes
  • On average, it takes 9 hours of travel to see the closest doctor
  • Patients are often asked to bring medical supplies, hospitals do not have budgets to cover basic needs
  • Over 20 languages are spoken making access to care difficult

Mission Facts


Team Fundraising Goal: $250,000

Volunteers: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, medical support staff, and concerned humanitarians like you.

Impact:

The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation (OHNF) provides life-saving and life-changing surgical care to communities in need around the globe.

Through annual Medical Mission we connect expert volunteer surgeons with those suffering in remote areas of developing nations. Impact Mission volunteers simultaneously work towards improving the lives of underserved children and those living in poverty in the same region.

Past missions have included Ethiopia, Belize, India, Peru, and Guatemala.

Guatemala Impact Mission

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Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Fundraiser Profile

Join Me and Change Lives in Guatemala

My name is Betty Warren and I never thought that I would be in a position to actually go to other countries to help less fortunate people, with my skill as a Surgical Technologist. I currently work for Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery, located in Newark, Delaware. Where I have worked for the past 16 years, with a total of 22 years as a Surgical Technologist. I worked 4 years at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where I became a part of the Transplant Team among other specialties. I also worked one year at Delaware Orthopedic Specialist, where I also helped with Sterile Processing.

At my current employment, I work with various doctors doing various procedures, from ENT, Plastics, Ortho, GYN, and Urology. I also assist with setting up instrumentation case carts for the following days procedures, as well as assist with sterile processing and cleaning of the colo-scopes. We had a situation several years ago, where one of 2 sterile processing staff had left for another job and the second of the 2 became very ill all at once. The center was talking about shutting down until they could get someone in there to do sterile processing. Myself and another surgical technologist told them that we know what comes in the instrumentation sets and we were willing to give it a go. They threw us in there for approximately 2 weeks and the center didn’t have to shut down. I learned a lot in those 2 weeks, about what my coworkers had to go through. Very humbling experience.

When I’m not at work, I like spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I’m very grateful and humble to be able to embark on such an opportunity as this.

I’ve committed to raising $8,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$9,730 of $10,000 pledged

Medical and Impact Missions are 100% funded by donations from supporters like you. We commit to communities with little to no access to medical care, and bring all supplies needed to perform a wide array of medical services.

Your donation is…

  • Providing clinical and surgical services, at no cost, to those living in extreme poverty in Guatemala
  • Arranging and paying for transportation for patients living in remote villages
  • Providing local language experts to eliminate language as a barrier to care
  • Securing lodging for patients in the city during treatment and post op care
  • Refreshing a school with onsite community works
  • Increasing access to educational opportunities for children

Fundraising

Make A Gift!

Your gift makes a major impact in the life of someone in need. By donating you are providing surgical care, shelter, food and transportation for families around Guatemala who don’t have access to the critical medical attention they need. Thank you.

$9,730 of $10,000 pledged

Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Guatemala


Language: Spanish

Living in Poverty: 60%

Poverty Defined: Earning less than $150 US a month

  • Over 40% of the population has no access to medical care
  • Guatemala is ranked 31 out of 33 latin countries in child mortality and positive health outcomes
  • On average, it takes 9 hours of travel to see the closest doctor
  • Patients are often asked to bring medical supplies, hospitals do not have budgets to cover basic needs
  • Over 20 languages are spoken making access to care difficult

Mission Facts


Team Fundraising Goal: $250,000

Volunteers: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, medical support staff, and concerned humanitarians like you.

Impact:

The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation (OHNF) provides life-saving and life-changing surgical care to communities in need around the globe.

Through annual Medical Mission we connect expert volunteer surgeons with those suffering in remote areas of developing nations. Impact Mission volunteers simultaneously work towards improving the lives of underserved children and those living in poverty in the same region.

Past missions have included Ethiopia, Belize, India, Peru, and Guatemala.

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