Volunteer Surgical Program Success Stories

What Makes Esperanҫa Different?

A piece from Esperanҫa’s CEO, Jeri Royce
A recent NPR article entitled “Advice to Parachuting Docs: Think Before You Jump Into Poor Countries” talks about using caution when providing medical support in less developed and poor countries. Typical mistakes made by the “Parachuting Doc” include performing surgeries in areas where

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A grateful Peru welcomes back Esperança Volunteer Surgeons

How your support is bringing hope to mothers and children across PeruBy Mark Austerlitz, M.D.

Many of you are aware of my medical mission last year to Abancay, Peru, with Dr. Ray Sachs and the rest of our team, where we identified what we felt was a neglected area

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This Thanksgiving, a Whole New Kind of Blessing.

You and I have “plenty.” We have much.
If I start feeling sick, I go to the medicine cabinet in my bathroom. If I don’t find what I need, I
drive to the pharmacy. If it’s something a little more serious, I can visit my doctor. If my doctor

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From Accident to Opportunity

How volunteer work can bring restoration
In March of 2016, Ramón was struck by a car while crossing the street, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – a condition that severely impacts physical and cognitive abilities and which forced him to quit the new supervisory role at a

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One Man’s Waste is Another Man’s Healing

Your support allows salvaged medical supplies to bring healing to Nicaragua

When you give of your time, talent or treasure, you want to know your generosity is making a difference. Bob and Edith have been financial champions for Esperança since 2007. They wanted to see firsthand how Esperança was

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Something to Smile about

How your support transforms the lives of children in rural Nicaragua

If you are a parent, you know that feeling of helplessness when your child is sick. For mothers in rural Nicaragua who are faced with economic struggles and a lack of available medical help, that feeling is compounded

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The Adventures of Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz

How you and our volunteer surgeons are giving new hope to the people of Peru

Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz are not just orthopedic surgeons, bridge players, and fundraisers; they are visionaries!
“Orthopedic missions to the developing world are uncommon because orthopedic equipment is so expensive. Equipping a ream

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Join us for our first Medical Supply Drive!

Our first Medical supply drive and recycling event was a huge success!


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Almost TWO years passed….and then an Esperança volunteer surgical team arrived!

Let me take you to La Concordia, Nicaragua

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