Blog List 1 Column

18Apr

Gazan Girl Arrives to South Carolina

This week seven-year old Raghad from South Gaza travled to South Carolina to treat the congenital deformities of both of her legs, which have prevented her from walking. The Shriners Hospital in Greenville South Carolina accepted Raghad, and she will undergo bilateral amputation and afterwards be fitted with prostheses and learn to walk. An amazing group of volunteers have already...

18Apr

German Spine Surgery Arrives in Gaza

This week, a spine surgeon from Germany – Dr. Nazeeh Abu Dayyah – is in the Gaza Strip providing expert surgical care for patients with scoliosis. Dr. Abu Dayyah brought with him spine instruments to enable high-quality surgical care can be provided in Gaza, where currently there are not spine surgeons. He is working at the European Gaza Hospital in...

17Apr

Italian Plastic Surgery Team Returns to Palestine

This week, a six-member team of doctors and nurses from Bergamo in northern Italy returned on their tenth volunteer mission to Palestine through the PCRF. Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Enrico Robotti, who was joined by surgeons Dr. Bernardo Righi and Dr. Omar Jaber, the team also have anesthesiologist Dr. Alberto Benigni and nurses Isabella Pesenti and lisabetta Piazzalunga. The...

17Apr

Italian Team Operates in Tulkarem

This week, two volunteers from Italy are in Thabet Thabet Hospital in the West Bank town of Tulkarem providing digestive Endoscopy training and surgery. Led by Gastroenterologist and Digestive Endoscopist General Surgeon in Dr. Rita Luisa Conigliaro, who is joined by ICU nurse Mirco Mosè Tincani, the team are providing a high level of very specialized care and support for...

16Apr

Chilean Dental Team Start Mission in Hebron

This week, a three-member team from Chile returned to Palestine to provide volunteer care for children in Alia Hospital in the West Bank town of Hebron. Led by returning volunteer Dr. Macarena Morales Hamamé, the team included dental surgeon Dr. Karen Granic and anesthesiologist, Dr. Mercedes Castillo. The team are working to provide dental surgery for special needs children who...

16Apr

Injured Iraqi Boy Coming to Portland for Treatment

PCRF is bringing fifteen-year-old Mustafa to the Shriners Hospital in Portland for medical care that he cannot get in his war-torn country of Iraq. Mustafa suffered life-threatening injuries during a bombing of his home in Fallujah in 2004, and underwent extensive medical treatment including an amputation of his leg. He was only 2-years-old at the time. In 2008, he traveled...