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 Jackie Musico, and I am a third year Physiological Sciences major at the University of California, Los Angeles. Growing up as the daughter of a single mom, I always felt like a piece of my life, and even myself, was missing in the absence of my father. When I became old enough to understand health conditions and heart attacks and death, I turned to medicine. My young brain determined that as a physician, I could save someone’s father and give a child the chance to feel whole. The dream lived in the back of my mind as I worked hard in high school as a student, athlete, and community member.

As a Medical Scholar in the summer of 2019, I shadowed the lives of brilliant ENT physicians, scrubbed into several surgeries, and became enamored with our mission of equitable healthcare across the globe. I gained invaluable knowledge, but above all, I felt a great sense of pride when meeting with joyful post-operative patients and their families. Although the patients I encountered came from all different backgrounds and experienced a variety of health conditions, the running theme maintained that the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation changed their lives for the better.


In Guatemala City in February 2022, I felt firsthand the impact of our work on the lives of so many patients and families. We were able to provide skilled and compassionate ENT care to grandparents, parents, children, siblings, and community icons who were neglected by their healthcare system. It was an extraordinarily rewarding experience, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to travel to Antigua, Guatemala with my incredible team. 

The people of Antigua, Guatemala are waiting for us. I fundraise to assure that no patient in need is left behind. I fundraise to continue to heal my childhood wound with the health, joy, and gratitude of the Guatemalans we will serve in July 2023.

I’ve committed to raising $15,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$5,033 of $15,000 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.

$5,033 of $15,000 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

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

My name is Jackie Musico, and I am a third year Physiological Sciences major at the University of California, Los Angeles. Growing up as the daughter of a single mom, I always felt like a piece of my life, and even myself, was missing in the absence of my father. When I became old enough to understand health conditions and heart attacks and death, I turned to medicine. My young brain determined that as a physician, I could save someone’s father and give a child the chance to feel whole. The dream lived in the back of my mind as I worked hard in high school as a student, athlete, and community member.

As a Medical Scholar in the summer of 2019, I shadowed the lives of brilliant ENT physicians, scrubbed into several surgeries, and became enamored with our mission of equitable healthcare across the globe. I gained invaluable knowledge, but above all, I felt a great sense of pride when meeting with joyful post-operative patients and their families. Although the patients I encountered came from all different backgrounds and experienced a variety of health conditions, the running theme maintained that the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation changed their lives for the better.


In Guatemala City in February 2022, I felt firsthand the impact of our work on the lives of so many patients and families. We were able to provide skilled and compassionate ENT care to grandparents, parents, children, siblings, and community icons who were neglected by their healthcare system. It was an extraordinarily rewarding experience, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to travel to Antigua, Guatemala with my incredible team. 

The people of Antigua, Guatemala are waiting for us. I fundraise to assure that no patient in need is left behind. I fundraise to continue to heal my childhood wound with the health, joy, and gratitude of the Guatemalans we will serve in July 2023.

I’ve committed to raising $15,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$5,033 of $15,000 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.

$5,033 of $15,000 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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