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

For as long as I can remember, I have rejected the idea of becoming a physician, in part because of the schooling requirements, but also because of my inability to stay in a room with anyone who was sick or bleeding. Despite my apprehensions, I sought out a spot in the Medical Scholars Program at the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation because I wanted to give medicine a chance.

The first time I stepped into the operating room, excitement, appreciation, and purpose quelled my queasiness. Even though I was not performing the surgery, adrenaline coursed through my veins like I was at the start of a race, and unmatched joy and fulfillment consumed me in a way that I could not ignore. After my time in the OR, I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to improving the health of others.

Now, I have the opportunity to be a part of the 2022 OHNF Medical Mission team that is traveling to Guatemala City, where we will provide medical support to people who are in desperate need of care. Please join me in helping make this mission possible. I have committed to raising $5,000 towards the Medical Mission, so any donations are greatly appreciated. With your support, we can give others a new lease on life.

I’ve committed to raising $5,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$3,337 of $5,000 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
  • Sponsoring children to be fed, sheltered, clothed, and protected at the Hogar Shalom Orphanage
  • Adding up to 50 computers for children in remote villages to learn employable skills that can lift them out of poverty
  • Refreshing a school and orphanage living quarters, inside and out, with new paint and onsite community works
  • Increasing access to education skills training

Fundraising

Make A Gift!

Your gift makes a major impact by providing shelter, and securing food, clothing and access to education for homeless children in Guatemala, but that’s not all. You’re also helping provide life-saving surgical care for families in the same region. Thank you.

$3,337 of $5,000 pledged

Guatemala City, Guatemala


Population: 1 million

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: $200,000

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, and Peru.

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 Guatemala

For as long as I can remember, I have rejected the idea of becoming a physician, in part because of the schooling requirements, but also because of my inability to stay in a room with anyone who was sick or bleeding. Despite my apprehensions, I sought out a spot in the Medical Scholars Program at the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation because I wanted to give medicine a chance.

The first time I stepped into the operating room, excitement, appreciation, and purpose quelled my queasiness. Even though I was not performing the surgery, adrenaline coursed through my veins like I was at the start of a race, and unmatched joy and fulfillment consumed me in a way that I could not ignore. After my time in the OR, I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to improving the health of others.

Now, I have the opportunity to be a part of the 2022 OHNF Medical Mission team that is traveling to Guatemala City, where we will provide medical support to people who are in desperate need of care. Please join me in helping make this mission possible. I have committed to raising $5,000 towards the Medical Mission, so any donations are greatly appreciated. With your support, we can give others a new lease on life.

I’ve committed to raising $5,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$3,337 of $5,000 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
  • Sponsoring children to be fed, sheltered, clothed, and protected at the Hogar Shalom Orphanage
  • Adding up to 50 computers for children in remote villages to learn employable skills that can lift them out of poverty
  • Refreshing a school and orphanage living quarters, inside and out, with new paint and onsite community works
  • Increasing access to education skills training

Fundraising

Make A Gift!

Your gift makes a major impact by providing shelter, and securing food, clothing and access to education for homeless children in Guatemala, but that’s not all. You’re also helping provide life-saving surgical care for families in the same region. Thank you.

$3,337 of $5,000 pledged

Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Guatemala City, Guatemala


Population: 1 million

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: $200,000

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, and Peru.

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You can meet the needs of one child in Guatemala for an entire year, including shelter, food, clothing and education for as little as $2.23 a day, $67 a month or $800 annually.

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