CAMTA is happy to report that we have completed our eighteenth successful Mission in Quito!
Over those 18 years, we have changed the lives of over 1225 Ecuadorians through orthopedic surgery. Adults, previously too crippled to work, have been given new hip joints allowing them to live pain-free. Children who may have walked with difficulty, or not at all, have had club feet and other leg and foot abnormalities corrected so that they can grow, play and move more easily. Multiply that by the number of family members, now and in the future, whose lives will be better because their loved one can enjoy life and be productive, and you can see that CAMTA has made a real difference!
This year 102 volunteers from all over Canada changed the lives of 35 adults and 25 children with desperately needed orthopedic surgeries. Four of the adults and ten children had more than one surgery. Our youngest patient was only a year old; our oldest was 77.
We couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank you for donating the storage space for CAMTA’s equipment and supplies. We truly appreciate your generous support.
We are looking forward to returning to Quito in February, 2021 to continue our work there.
Many of our medical team members came home to new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope they, and you, continue to stay safe and healthy.
President and Board Chair, CAMTA