Just like last year, I’ve had the opportunity to spend a few hours at Casa del Niño here in Cartagena, volunteering while AMERICAN doctors from the organization “Healing the children” are in Cartagena. The medical staff performs cleft and palate surgeries, but also removes scars in order to give burn victims their mobility back and removes extra digits (fingers) from kids born with that.
These few days are some of my favorite days in Cartagena. It’s rewarding, humbling and gratifying and it definitely puts our first world problems into perspective.
This year’s team is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cleft-Team-Cartagena-2015/1540963369512388 — like, share, support!
Casa del niño is located in a barrio near Bazurto Market, from where we live maybe 5-6 miles. The hospital is stunning, providing medical attention to some of Cartagena’s poorest. Both Anthony and I hope to find a way to give back more in 2015 and volunteer once a month at this hospital.