Surgical Missionaries Bring Hope To Peruvian Children
Spending your vacation time donating medical services to sick children in Peru may not top everyone’s list of travel destinations, but for a surgical missionary team from St. Louis, it is a priority. In January, 1998, the 10-member team made the 6,000 mile trek to Lima, Peru, where they spent six days operating and teaching at Instituto de Salud del Nino (National Children’s Hospital). Aiding the hospital's dedicated but over-worked staff, the team ultimately completed 31 ENT operations and handled or assisted with nine plastic/reconstructive surgery cases. Dr. Simo continues to travel with surgical missionary teams.
Connections to Success
Dr, Simo and his wife have been involved with Connections to Success for over 15 years. At Connections, they provide a comprehensive network of services and support to help people living in poverty become economically self-sufficient. Their model, with lifelong mentoring at its core, delivers evidence-based results and impacts all areas of a person’s life. For more information www.connectionstosuccess.org
We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Tribute to Success Event
AAFPRS Is Taking a Stand on Domestic Violence
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is the first surgical group to take a firm stand and become involved in helping individuals of domestic violence break out of the cycle of violence, enhance their self-esteem and rebuild their lives. Many victims of domestic violence receive facial injuries and are not financially able to have these injuries adequately repaired. AAFPRS offers complimentary consultation and surgery to victims of domestic violence. For more information on this subject contact the web site of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Face-to-Face is a humanitarian and educational surgical exchange program conducted under the auspices of the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In both the United States and abroad our surgeons assist those who suffer from facial deformities caused by birth or trauma. Most of those who have been helped have been children. For more information on this subject contact the web site of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.