Author Archives: World Surgical Foundation

About World Surgical Foundation

The World Surgical Foundation is committed to providing charitable surgical health care to the world’s poor and underserved in developing nations regardless of race, color, religion, or creed.

Super Heroes Are Real!

By Maria Seiders (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) My name is Maria Seiders. I am from Harrisburg, PA, and this is my first time volunteering with the World Surgical Foundation. I am sharing my experience from a postoperative perspective. What you … Continue reading

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Patient Screening and Mission Setup at GSCH

By Arantxa Sison (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) All volunteers of the World Surgical Foundation were transported from their accommodations at Roadhaus Hotel to General Santos City Hospital (GSCH) the morning of 16 February 2014 by 10 AM. Just outside the entrance … Continue reading

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Safe Travels to General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines

By Arantxa Sison (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) Some East Coast members of the World Surgical Foundation raced to leave Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ahead of an impending snow storm on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. With East Coast flights canceled, a bus was … Continue reading

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Skill and Preparation

Ready for anything, Dr. Alvear’s first case today was off schedule and without batting an eye he was completely prepared for a baby boy delivered in the wee hours of the morning diagnosed with gastroschisis. The newborn was actually born … Continue reading

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Ready. Set. Go.

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No Monday Blues

With the first “cuts” scheduled for 8 AM and fighting travel weariness getting to the hospital, we needed the operating rooms ready and the line of scheduled cases already waiting brings me to tears. I see the first little boy … Continue reading

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Zero Day Gallery

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And So It Begins

Volunteering on a mission with the World Surgical Foundation has turned out to be more of a life changing experience than I could have ever even imagined. When we arrived, despite red-eye flight exhaustion, we came en mass to the … Continue reading

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A Personal Introduction

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mikaela Maria Lannan and am not a newcomer to community service. My family has a foundation called the Lannan Foundation that works in the social and art/literary world so as a … Continue reading

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Coron District Hospital: A Perspective from our Hosts

Collaborative. Kind. Warm. Open. Accommodating. Friendly. These are the words echoed by volunteers in the hospital halls when describing the new relationships formed between Coron District Hospital staff and WSF volunteers. “We depend on them,” says Christina Prudencio, a nurse … Continue reading

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