Volunteer with ReSurge in 2015!!!

Our partner, ReSurge International, sends volunteer medical teams to empower developing world surgeons by teaching and performing approximately 1,500 life-transforming surgeries with them each year, helping to reduce the backlog of cases in those countries and to provide hands-on training. The nonprofit has published its 2015 schedule of trips for medical volunteers. If you are [...]

Volunteers at Work

We are proud to continue supporting the efforts of these amazing nurses and doctors as they volunteer through ReSurge International, all of whom are wearing scrubs we provided through Barco Uniforms. Volunteer nurses and doctors at work in Bangladesh. www.barcosnightingales.org Their stories from this recent trip to Bangladesh are moving and filled with [...]

Reflecting on ReSurge International 2014

As Frida and I look back on 2014, we are inspired by the work completed by one of our Community of Compassion charitable partners, ReSurge International. This organization has made a tremendous impact on children in Africa, Asia and Latin America in need of reconstructive surgery. Barco's Nightingales Foundation is proud to support the [...]

Peru: A Land Close To Our Hearts

ReSurge International’s roots are in Latin America. Their first volunteer medical trips were to Mexico; they have worked in Ecuador, and in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru, they have well-established sustainable, year-round programs to treat the poor. I was privileged to accompany ReSurge International on one of its medical mission to the beautiful country of [...]

Meet ReSurge International Medical Volunteer Elise Gettings, RN

Guest Blog: ReSurge International Each year, ReSurge International gathers medical volunteers from all over the country—and even the world—to help developing world surgeons with their backlog of cases. These volunteers also help train local medical professionals in the reconstructive surgical skills they need to treat patients in their local communities year-round. Elise Gettings, PACU [...]

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Helping Burn Survivors Regain Function And Rejoin Their Communities

Designing Splints for the Developing World   Guest Blog by Bryan Quintanilla, Lead Engineer, HandHero When we come home, turn on the lights, turn on the heater, and prepare dinner on the stovetop, we don't think twice about doing it. In Nepal and other developing countries simple tasks are quite different, and most households use [...]

Rosa is All Smiles

Our friends at ReSurge recently spoke with Dr. Percy Rossell Perry, the director of one of their Surgical Outreach Programs in Peru.  He shared the account of a little girl he had recently treated, Rosa, who had a touching story about returning to school without fears of being bullied by other kids after her cleft [...]

Renewing Health and Hope Through Reconstructive Surgery

Guest Blog by Jennifer Scroggins, ReSurge International   ReSurge International is celebrating the end of a very successful 44th annual trip season. This past year, we sent eight multidisciplinary surgical team trips to Nepal, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Vietnam, Bolivia and Nicaragua, where they performed life-changing surgical procedures for 336 patients. Since July, we have also provided [...]

Ambitious Ana: A Future Doctor

Guest Blog By Cessie Spearing, ReSurge’s Communications Coordinator (in the field in Nicaragua) In Managua, Nicaragua there is a beautiful little girl named Ana She is 5 years old and has a long dark braid. She is poised, polite and confident, smiling thoughtfully at strangers she encounters during her day. She loves to dance and [...]

A Mother's Love…

A team from ReSurge International recently returned from the field in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, where one of their team members, Erin Martin, captured some amazing stories and photos of the children they helped.  This is the story of baby My and her mother Hát, who did everything in her power to ensure that little My [...]