Read about our 2010 Mission

Surgeons at work

Mending a life

124 lives, 124 faces mended in 2010

Between January 21st and February 6th of 2010, Uplift Internationale volunteers met with countless family members full of worry and anticipation, and worked tirelessly to change the lives of 124 children ranging in age from 6 months to nineteen years.

All received the care at no cost to their impoverished families.

The Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in Roxas City and the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan served as the host hospitals for this year’s two-week medical mission.

The self-funded 58-member Mission Team, over half of whom were first-time volunteers, consisted of 7 surgeons, 7 anesthesiologists, 3 pediatricians, 2 dentists, 3 speech therapists, 22 nurses and 13 support personnel. Common to each were the rewarding experiences of making a heart-to-heart connection with the children and receiving the thanks from the children’s families as they shared renewed hopes and dreams for their offspring.

Operation Taghoy 2010: The Mission Team

ANESTHESIA

  • George Liu
  • Sue Hewitt
  • Dan Conover
  • Revien Dela Cruz
  • Barbara Allen
  • Michelle Wong

SURGERY

  • Elliot Duboys
  • Etienne Piette
  • Jeff Swail
  • Michael Bateman
  • Nabil Samman
  • Oscar Hilario

ASSOCIATE SURGERY

  • Robert Najera

DENTISTRY

  • Christopher Biety
  • Barbara Moyer
PEDIATRICS

  • Susan Larson
  • John Dahl
  • Steve Krebs

RN/TECH/PA

  • Amy Metzger
  • Amy Kennedy
  • Amy Beth Schachtlie
  • Ann Somes
  • Annie Hardwick
  • Denise Waslo
  • Joan Holohan
  • JP Panggat
  • Kirk Leamons
  • Lauren Battista
  • Leni Sauer
  • Lisa Myers
  • Liz Barker
  • Nora Bacalzo
  • Olivia Kerveillant
  • Sandra Seibel
  • Sherry Fushimi
  • Shirlee Alfeche
  • Susan Adams
  • Valerie Horam
SPEECH THERAPY

  • Linda Rollert
  • Theresa Snelling
  • Resy Pison

OUTREACH

  • Bryan Moyer
  • Carrie Lababidi
  • George Raymond Wong
  • Gina Luttrell
  • Hannah Jamsay
  • Joy Kerveillant
  • Karen Sebesta
  • Karen Smith
  • Kerri-Ann Appleton
  • Malia Larson
  • Lisa Lee
  • Melrose Lunn
  • Monnie Biet