Healing the Children
Celebrating 40 Years
The Impact of COVID-19
Challenge and Opportunity
2020 in Review: Our chapters suspended their medical trips abroad through and a few chapters assisted inbound children who were already in the US. This has been a heartfelt challenge for an organization that has provided access to medical care for children around the world without interruption for the past 40 years. Several chapters have expanded their local (US) outreach activities by helping with food pantries, providing medical supplies to local hospitals, assisting children with specialized medical equipment, and distributing health kits to families in need. We continue working alongside our medical volunteers and in country partners to consider next steps in the year ahead.
2021 Possibilities: HTC is working on international and domestic projects through a new lens. This past year has taught us that we must listen, learn, and be flexible in how we provide medical care. Telemedicine, medical webinars, partnerships, and Google Glasses are all new platforms we are exploring. We are excited to be promoting our domestic program to provide medical care, resources and equipment for vulnerable children here in the US.
We all hope and dream for the time when this pandemic is over and we are able to fully embrace our mission to help children here and around the world access donated the medical care they need and deserve.