Guatemala Medical Mission 2019

The desire to serve the poor with donated medical skills supported by volunteers from other walks of life takes a combination of commitment, generosity and compassion along with the patience to work with other skilled people on the same team. This video is about a medical mission team of over 35 self-sponsored volunteers going on their eighth trip to a poor area of Guatemala (San Lucas Mission). It is is organized and supported as a collaboration between Opal House, the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club and Gillette Children’s Specialty Care. Although the team concentrates on treating clubfoot (Ponseti International) and other lower extremity deformities (Podiatry Institute), it also focuses on most pediatric orthopedic conditions needing attention in a third world setting. The results of these surgeries are nothing short of life-changing.

The Miracle of Ester

Every March a group of medical professions travel to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala to perform orthopedic surgery on 50 children. This is the story of Ester Mateo Perez, a young Guatemalan girl born with clubfeet and how this mission altered her life.

Elizabeth “Libby” Weber, MD

An interview with Dr Libby Weber, a resident orthopedic surgeon at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St Paul, MN. The interview was conducted in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala where Dr Weber was part of a Rotary volunteer medical team performing orthopedic surgeries on 51 local children.

The desire to serve the poor with donated medical skills supported by volunteers from other walks of life takes a combination of commitment, generosity and compassion along with the patience to work with other skilled people on the same team. This video is about a medical mission team of over 35 self-sponsored volunteers going on their eighth trip to a poor area of Guatemala (San Lucas Mission). It is is organized and supported as a collaboration between Opal House, the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club and Gillette Children’s Specialty Care. Although the team concentrates on treating clubfoot (Ponseti International) and other lower extremity deformities (Podiatry Institute), it also focuses on most pediatric orthopedic conditions needing attention in a third world setting. The results of these surgeries are nothing short of life-changing.

Mark Estvold

Bill Martin X Ray technician

An interview with Bill Martin, an X-ray Technician. The interview was conducted in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala where Dr Weber was part of a Rotary volunteer medical team performing orthopedic surgeries on 51 local children.

If you wish to donate: Please make checks out to our sponsor charity: Fidalgo Island Rotary Foundation, PO Box 125, Anacortes, WA 98221 Note on check Miller Medical Missions. The foundation is a 501 C 3. & each donor will receive a tax-deductible receipt for their contribution.

Constantine Kokenes, MD, Anesthesiologist, Guatemala Medical Mission