Chuck has sent more photos from his medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic! Headed to the hospital to start the day. Chuck’s team worked from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Chuck says the start each morning with a bang… things get busy, fast! The surgeon is giving this sweet boy a pep-talk before surgery.
We’re happy to post more photos from the Dominican Republic… if you missed out on our first post about the trip, you can find it here. Surgeries are now underway! Families have started arriving before 7 a.m. The operating room is a very busy place. You can see 2 surgeries taking place, side by side.
Advantage Therapy‘s Chuck Renner, OTR, CHT is part of MACLA (Medical Aid to the Children of Latin America)… a Kansas City-based group of medical professionals that take annual trips to the Dominican Republic to provide much needed service to the needy. Here’s how it works… Chuck travels with MACLA to Santo Domingo with lots of
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