• San Ignacio, Belize May 2015

    This is 5 month old Jaylene Rubon and her mother, Daisy from San Ignacio. Daisy has a stable hemangioma of her right forehead. Daisy wanted an opinion about treatment options for her daughter. The HHA Team assured her that as Jaylene grew the hemangioma would shrink and resolve. We will be monitoring Jaylene on future Continue Reading

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  • About Us

    Based in New York City, Healing Hands Abroad is a multi-disciplinary group of volunteer medical professionals.  We share a common interest: providing specialized surgical care to the underprivileged communities of the world. Founder and President Dr. Michael J. Lacqua initially traveled to Central America to provide plastic surgical care to patients of the Cayo District Continue Reading

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  • Tena, Ecuador November 2016

      The Healing Hands Abroad Team traveled to Tena, Ecuador for a week-long mission serving the indigenous Kichwa communities around Tena, Misabualli and Chontapunta. These Amazon Basin mestizos people have poor access to healthcare, with only one public hospital in Tena which is both understaffed and devoid of specialty services. Many Kichwas are forced to Continue Reading

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  • Benque Viejo, Belize April 2014

    Rosibel Cruz, seen here with her two sons, Kieran and Zinaan, suffered from an enlarging, painful mass of her left upper thigh which she could not afford to have treated. The Team successfully removed what appeared to be a benign tumor at the Western Regional Medical Center, relieving Rosibel of much pain and worry.   Continue Reading

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    Healing Hands Abroad was established to address the prevalent issue of people in desperate need of specialized surgical care. Jesse is a perfect example of the type of patient we see repeatedly. We met Jesse through the staff of the Good Shepard Clinic about 7 years ago in the small village of Succotz in Western Continue Reading

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Healing Hands Abroad was established to address the prevalent issue of people in desperate need of specialized surgical care.

Jesse is a perfect example of the type of patient we see repeatedly.

We met Jesse through the staff of the Good Shepard Clinic about 7 years ago in the small village of Succotz in Western Belize. We were instantly struck by his shyness for a young man of 17.  His long hair, parted and flowing forward, was stuffed underneath a large baseball cap nearly completely covering his forehead.  Eventually, we realized that Jesse’s shyness and the large baseball cap were an attempt to disguise the large tumor above his left eye.  Local doctors were unable to address his needs.  We were able to remove the tumor and restore his self-image.  On a subsequent visit a year later, Jesse had transitioned into an outgoing, confident young man sporting a ponytail, no longer forced to hide beneath the camouflage of a baseball cap.

This is the type of life changing work that moved me to create Healing Hands Abroad.  It means a total transformation for people like Jesse.

For the past 7 years we have traveled to Belize to help the people there. Interest in our organization has grown and the staff has expanded.  Currently, we continue to travel to Belize and have recently partnered with the Timmy Global organization providing specialty surgical services to the communities in the Amazon region of Ecuador.

All funds we receive are applied only to the operating costs necessary to provide services to those in need: air transportation, room and board for the staff, medicines, medical equipment and other supplies required for setting up at the mission location.  The Healing Hands Abroad staff and Board of Directors donate there time and no salaries are ever paid.

If you would like to contribute to help support our work, please visit our PayPal page

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send a check to:

THE HEALING HANDS ABROAD FOUNDATION

2372 Victory Boulevard

Staten Island, New York
 

With your help, Healing Hands Abroad can broaden its reach, fulfill its mission and realize its vision.

Thank you for your time, consideration and support.

 

Michael J. Lacqua MD/MBA

The Healing Hands Abroad Foundation Inc.

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