As a team during our missions, we learned about the barriers that Peruvians must circumvent before they can receive surgical care.
These barriers include long wait times for surgery, prohibitive costs, and insurance restrictions and are what ultimately lead the patients to ISHI.
Although each patient had their own narrative, there were a select few who felt comfortable enough to share their story and express their deep appreciation for ISHI. It is these few we share with you to give you a sense of humanity as it relates to global surgical health care and more specifically, the wonderful team that is ISHI.
-by Vickey Patel PT, MS