September 2009 Surgery Team

On September 5, 2009, the 13th surgery team arrived at the Mission of Hope hospital in Santa Cruz, Bolivia for a week of free surgeries. The team was led by Dr. Elmer Kennel from Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. He was joined by team members from Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Georgia, Virginia, and New York, who came together to serve the poor in Bolivia. It was a wonderful week of great blessings for the 60 patients who were selected for surgery. The doctors performed general surgeries and gynecology surgeries to end many years of pain and suffering for these patients.