As we continue to grow as an organization, we try to accomplish something new each year, whether it's providing the community with more medical supplies or finding ways to provide our patients with continuing care. This is where we will keep you updated on our plans for upcoming trips. You can also check each trip's individual page to view all of the pictures and see what we've accomplished.
If you or someone you know are interested in coming on our mission, donating medical supplies, or have any questions, send us an email at email@example.com.
2023 Mission Dates:
With the help of local volunteers, we are continuing to assist our Guatemalan communities in any way we can. All donations made continue to go towards food, supplies, medicine, and medical transport.
We are hoping to create a dedicated eye-care suite to give the gift of sight to the poor of remote eastern Guatemala.
Cooking and heating with open flames cause smoke damage to the eye. Working in the hot sun without sunglasses increases the chances of cataracts. Never visiting the eye doctor means that disease screening doesn’t happen and the visually impaired attempt to navigate life without glasses. Children drop out of school because they cannot see the print in books or the words on the blackboard.
We hope to continue educating our patients and providing the best care possible in 2023.
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June 2015 Mission
This is the mission that fueled the start of Healing Hands Mission as we know it today.Learn More
June 2016 Mission
The 2016 mission was the very first mission run by Graham Woodward and Melissa Baumgartner. They took the initiative of registering the mission as a 501(c)(3) organization.Learn More
June 2017 Mission
The June 2017 mission saw a record 1,000 patients. As for construction projects, we paid for windows and ceiling fans to be added to the medical clinic.Learn More
June 2018 Mission
In June, we made our fourth annual trip to San Antonio de Padua Parish in remote Eastern Guatemala, where we provided medical care to over 1,000 residents in just four days. 2018 saw our biggest group of providers to date: a record number of volunteers including 33 nurses, doctors, and students, came together to journey to the Parish. This year, Parishioners were especially grateful to receive care from Maria Luisa de Leon, a dentist who practices in Guatemala City. Maria was touched and inspired by our mission, and we are thrilled to count her as one of our partners in providing care to the rural families in years to come.Learn More
June 2019 Mission
For 2019, we were able to create a dedicated dental care suite for San Antonio de Padua parish. Thanks to your donations, more children than ever before were able to receive urgent and preventive care including fluoride treatments.Learn More
June 2022 Mission
This year was a mission for the books! It was truly a blessing for our whole team to reunite in Guatemala this past June for our first full mission post pandemic. Our team consisted of 2 Guatemalan physicians, 3 American physicians , 1 American nurse practitioner, 1 American pharmacist, 2 Guatemala eye specialists, 2 Guatemalan dental specialists, 6 American nurses, 1 American EMT, 4 Guatemalan medical students, 2 American medical students, 2 logistics coordinators, and 9 Guatemala translators! Not including all the support provided by Parroquia San Antonio de Padua (San Antonio de Padua Parish), who hosted us and our patients during the week. Working together, we saw over 900 patients over the course of 4 days of clinic. Our patients ranged in age from a few months old to 90 +, and each presented with a unique set of health concerns. Primary areas of concern include malnutrition (especially in children), uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, parasitic infections, and chronic pain.Learn More
June 2023 Mission
The full team will be in Guatemala providing medical, nursing, and dental care from June 17th 24th, 2023.Learn More
March 2022 Mission
Although this mini-mission was small in size, they sure were mighty! This group of 14 saw nearly 300 patients in three days and three communities, ranging from 8 months to 90+ years. We were able to serve the communities of Sahila, Florido, and La Libertad. Most clinic days were held in large halls/community centers, but amazingly, one day we were actually in someone’s garage. And it worked quite well.Learn More