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 Antigua

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to become a doctor. The decision was greatly influenced by my devotion to math and sciences, as well as growing up seeing my mom working in the medical field. Admittedly, I wasn’t aware of the demanding process that this career choice would entail; however, I’ve taken time to explore the field and I know now more than ever that my passion is giving back to others, and I want to pursue that through the medical field.

Two summers ago, I was given the great honor of being a member of the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation’s Medical Scholars Program. The program gave me clinical experience that not many students have the opportunity to encounter during their high school years. Along with being able to scrub into several surgeries, I gained skills in suturing, knot tying, and utilizing surgical microscopes.

Soon after, I advanced my knowledge of the medical field past the clinical standpoint and into ethics and policy by participating in two international public health internships supporting small clinics in Bauchi, Nigeria, while working on feasible plans to limit the spread of endemic viruses like Malaria. These internships opened my eyes not only to the disparities present in the medical field for minorities but to the lack of attention given to this sector of the medical field.

Last year, I was welcomed onto the 2022 Medical Mission Team to Guatemala. While on this mission, I learned from and shadowed some of the best doctors in the country and I was able to see the change I made in people’s lives by providing them with healthcare opportunities they normally wouldn’t have access to. I made deep connections with the patients there – learning about their journeys through life, children, and work.

I am currently attending the University of California – Davis as a pre-med student majoring in Biological Sciences. Here I have found other opportunities to get involved in my community. I am a member of the Pre-Med AMSA club (American Medical Student Association) where I am involved in the planning and running of events like Blood Drives, Breast Cancer Advocacy and Outreach events, and more!

I now have the chance to join the OHNI once again. On the mission, our goal is to provide safe and unmatched medical attention to individuals who need it most. Supporting this fundraising effort will truly help change lives for the better.

I’ve committed to raising $10,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$2,175 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.

$2,175 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 Missions 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

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Fundraiser Profile

Join Me and Change Lives in Antigua

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to become a doctor. The decision was greatly influenced by my devotion to math and sciences, as well as growing up seeing my mom working in the medical field. Admittedly, I wasn’t aware of the demanding process that this career choice would entail; however, I’ve taken time to explore the field and I know now more than ever that my passion is giving back to others, and I want to pursue that through the medical field.

Two summers ago, I was given the great honor of being a member of the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation’s Medical Scholars Program. The program gave me clinical experience that not many students have the opportunity to encounter during their high school years. Along with being able to scrub into several surgeries, I gained skills in suturing, knot tying, and utilizing surgical microscopes.

Soon after, I advanced my knowledge of the medical field past the clinical standpoint and into ethics and policy by participating in two international public health internships supporting small clinics in Bauchi, Nigeria, while working on feasible plans to limit the spread of endemic viruses like Malaria. These internships opened my eyes not only to the disparities present in the medical field for minorities but to the lack of attention given to this sector of the medical field.

Last year, I was welcomed onto the 2022 Medical Mission Team to Guatemala. While on this mission, I learned from and shadowed some of the best doctors in the country and I was able to see the change I made in people’s lives by providing them with healthcare opportunities they normally wouldn’t have access to. I made deep connections with the patients there – learning about their journeys through life, children, and work.

I am currently attending the University of California – Davis as a pre-med student majoring in Biological Sciences. Here I have found other opportunities to get involved in my community. I am a member of the Pre-Med AMSA club (American Medical Student Association) where I am involved in the planning and running of events like Blood Drives, Breast Cancer Advocacy and Outreach events, and more!

I now have the chance to join the OHNI once again. On the mission, our goal is to provide safe and unmatched medical attention to individuals who need it most. Supporting this fundraising effort will truly help change lives for the better.

I’ve committed to raising $10,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$2,175 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.

$2,175 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 Missions 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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