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Project Perfect World: The Mission Reaches the Halfway Mark

An Update from our CCH Nurses in Ecuador

The Project Perfect World mission trip continues for our two Cross Country nurses, Fran Beamer and Linda Park.

These women have been participating in nearly a half dozen life-changing orthopedic surgeries each day since they arrived in Ecuador on Sunday.

These surgeries will improve the lives of underprivileged children and their families, in many instances ensuring that they will have the mobility to participate in the normal childhood activities that can easily be taken for granted.

Take a look at Nurse Fran and Nurse Linda in action!

Project Perfect World: The Mission Begins!

An Update from our CCH Nurses in Ecuador

Project Perfect WorldThis past weekend, two Cross Country nurses, Fran Beamer and Linda Park, departed on Project Perfect World's annual mission trip to Ecuador, in an effort to improve the lives of underprivileged children. 

During their weeklong stay, they will assist in dozens of surgeries on children who would otherwise be unable to receive quality patient care. 

The two (joined by the rest of the Project Perfect World Team) arrived at the Guayaquil Airport from Miami, where they were met by local, transplanted Americans who are dedicated to helping people in need in Ecuador. One of these people is Annie, a nun who works for The Damien House and is also a Project Perfect World translator/team navigator.

On the morning of the first day, the team headed up to the hospital. There was a room full of very well organized supplies from the Mays Mission.  The whole team of about 20 people pulled all of the things out of the room, sorted them and set up three different stations or stagings that we would use for the week.  The team is comprised of several return volunteers, which helped a lot to keep things going.  

From Nurse Fran, "It was exciting to see a few young nurses who were having their first experiences as travelers. I got to hear their wonder and excitement and live it again for myself. It was also pretty amazing to see how each and every one of us (even the nonclinical people) stepped up and seemed to know exactly what to do and how to keep our hands and bodies busy.   The teamwork in the process that makes that happen is one of my favorite parts of going to medical missions.