I have been a member of PPW for over 15 years. I am humbled to be a part of a team that helps transform the lives of underserved Ecuadorian children through corrective orthopedic surgeries.
I have been immeasurably fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with PPW for over 20 years. What I learned from and experienced with my Ecuadorian colleagues, the patients, their families and my fellow PPW members about medicine and caring helped me to become a better physician and to open my eyes to the needs and rights of those I share this world with.
Working with PPW these past 20 years has made a profound difference in my life. Our PPW teams have been most fortunate to be able to work with the children and health workers in Ecuador. The late Paul Farmer said: “The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right”. I view that our work is to provide dignity to the children of Ecuador by helping them realize and achieve this right.
There is no greater activity that one can pursue, than to be of service to others. PPW gives us that opportunity.
Working with Project Perfect World helps restore and replenish my tank. It is a form of wellness. Having people come together to donate not only their time, but their invaluable skills to help children receive care they may not normally receive fills my heart. I look forward to each trip I have the opportunity to participate in.