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Mending Kids

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Causes: Health, Health Support, Surgical Specialties

Mission: Mending Kids provides surgical care to children in the United States and in developing countries by deploying surgical teams, utilizing partnerships to complete in-country surgeries and by transporting complex patient cases to the United States for world renowned treatment.

Results: Since 2006, Mending Kids has mended the lives of thousands of children around the world.

Target demographics: provide surgical care to children in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 501 kids with 560 surgical procedures

Geographic areas served: 54 countries including the U.S.

Programs: U.S. Surgeries, International Surgeries, Surgical Missions, and Hometown Mission

Community Stories

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Craig Griffin

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mending Kids International are the most amazing, inspirational, dedicated & compassionate team of professionals committed to healing, saving and positively changing the lives of kids all over the world. MKI are love and empathy personified. The incredible work they do constantly leaves me in awe of each and every one of them and they are supported by a great group of supporters, fundraisers and volunteers. Bless Mending Kids International...

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Just had a wonderful trip To Guatemala
Organized by Dr Varma and Willner and our wonderful nurse Gwen Nagao
This team had the spirit making a difference in the lives of Guatemalan Children with ENT problems!!
Amazing

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i've been to Maputo, Mozambique two years in a row now with Mending Kids on a Paediatric Burns Reconstruction Surgery mission. The organisation by Daniel Belshe and the leadership by Dr David Kulber were inspirational and second to none on both occasions. The way the mission continues to evolve and grow each year is particularly impressive. I certainly hope to be able to join the mission again next year!

1 Heidi S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are all about facilitating the surgeon to work on the kids who really need it most. Staff is friendly and thoughtful and dedicated. I’ve done three missions with Medina kids plus several hometown missions and they’ve all been successful and life changing to everyone involved. I highly recommend them.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Mending Kids in 2015 and can without hesitation say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. The group is full of wonderful people that all share the same passion to help children in need. Isabelle goes above and beyond to not only make these missions successful and life changing for the children but enjoyable for those that tag along for the journey.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended a medical mission with Mending Kids as a non-medical volunteer in Guatemala, and I was amazed and the quality of care that this organization provides. All of the doctors and nurses not only went above and beyond to treat their patients physical needs, but also ensured that both the patients and their family members emotional needs were met. The doctors and nurses provided emotional support and true compassion for the patients in a way I have never seen in a regular hospital setting before. The mission was extremely organized and run very efficiently thanks to the amazing mission directors. It was truly an eye opening experience and taught me what health care should look like: pure and selfless.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to work for Mending Kids for the past 10 years and I have seen first hand how we are changing the life of children around the world. They are an awesome non-profit.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderfully worthwhile cause! I have learned so much in such a short time looking through the eyes of the Mending Kids team. Not only are they orchestrating surgical missions around the world benefitting children who would not otherwise receive any care, they also take the extra step of training local physicians and surgeons so that they are better prepared to give back within their own communities in the future. Perhaps most impressive to me was the insanely high percentage of donated dollars that go directly to the cause. I believe it was 95% last year! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY! Nobody does it better!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to go on a trip sponsored by Mending Kids on a medical mission to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This is the 3rd trip with Mending Kids to this area where we help children with heart defects that are making them very sick. Each time we go the non-medical volunteers that come from Mending Kids have been fantastic with this trip being no different, they very much help us fulfill our mission of helping the children and their families.

1 Maria L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of working with MK in Mozambique in the past two years. The work done is amazing and it has a measurable impact on kid's quality of life. Teaching local surgeons is also a big part of the mission, a work in progress that has proved much worth it.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its amazing to work with an organization that makes such a lasting impact on the lives of the children and the communities they visit.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Mending Kids is an amazing, high impact organization that significantly improves the lives of kids around the world. Providing life saving and life changing surgeries to children who can't afford them, this non-profit deserves far more than five stars!!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The organization is well run, well staffed, and has missions which serve in the long term, being focused on education of the local medical staff. Serving on five missions so far, I have always come away feeling a renewed sense of humanity !

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work they do is life saving, life changing and truly remarkable! My daughter and I saw this firsthand when we were non-medical volunteers on a Mending Kids Mission this past summer. The doctors were selfless, giving of their time and expertise to provide children the surgeries they needed to live. The experience we had with Mending Kids opened not only our eyes but also our hearts to the needs of children in the world, so much so that our plan is to volunteer on a Mending Kids Mission again next summer!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All the people are kind and generous, loved working with them!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization committed to the care of children.
Extremely supportive staff and infrastructure for coordinating missions which focus not only on patient care but training local providers.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went on the Guatemala trip in October of 2017. It was a life changing experience and I would not trade it for anything. Extremely grateful for everything that Mending Kids offered!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered in Mozambique this August! What a wonderful organization!!!!! The amount of help on the misssion, the love, the donations, made our trip unforgettable. It was a life changing experience not only for me, but the children and families that we helped. Thank you Mending Kids for the Amazing opportunity to help make a difference in people's lives.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

amazing commitment to children - especially their concern for the children of Haiti. the organization works hard to address this specific need year after year.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic and life altering experience . Very professional and well organized. Highly recommended

1 Louie K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every year I go to Mozambique with this on profit. Their dedication and efficiency are unparalleled. The work done is always impressive and the staff at the local hospital are always very happy.