Category Archives: Philippines

Participating in a Legacy: An Opportunity to Contribute

by Jeremy Kauffman I first had the opportunity to participate in a mission with the World Surgical Foundation in February, 2016 when I was invited by Dr. Alvear to accompany him to the Philippines. I was in my second year … Continue reading

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Philippine Reflections

I have returned to the States, and once again, I am so amazed by the World Surgical Foundation’s work and commitment. Upon my return I was so wiped out. The jet lag alone was brutal, but WSF doctors, nurses, and … Continue reading

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Day Four Talavera

I was once told that the things I take for granted . . . someone is wishing for right now. After all I’ve seen in the last few days, there is no denying this statement. Volunteering on this WSF mission … Continue reading

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Day Three Talavera

With each passing day here things are running smoother and smoother. The coming ins and going outs are like clockwork. Dr. Lester Suntay is the coordinator of this mission locally and the Filipino contact on this side of the earth … Continue reading

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Day One Talavera

After experiencing Tacloban, I was somewhat prepared for the larger planned mission in Talavera. But once again, I am moved and amazed. The first day of the mission is called a “screening” day where people come en masse to get … Continue reading

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The Accidental Mission

I am presently in the Philippines visiting Tacloban City Hospital with the World Surgical Foundation. We are here to check on the progress of the hospital rebuilding and determine what else WSF can do to help. This was supposed to … Continue reading

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Surgical Day 5: “There’s always one.”

“There’s always one.” Sister Martin said looking back at me this afternoon as we hurried through the hallways of General Santos City Hospital, jumping from the OR to the PACU. We were walking fast and going through doctor’s notes, trying … Continue reading

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