WPP Mission a complete success

IMG_0066The first World Pediatric Project Mission to St Vincent and the Grenadines for 2016 was hailed by local Chief Development Officer Simon Carey as a complete success.

Two doctors (Dr Tae Kim and Dr Jeffrey Lukish) accompanied by nurses Sheree Dyer and Marybeth Pule, and were ably assisted by local medical professionals, provided free assessments to 32 youngsters, including one child from Grenada and another from Antigua, this past Sunday at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

IMG_0125Ten of these children, including the Grenadian, underwent surgeries related to various medical complications, also free of cost, compliments WPP.

Issues related to umbilical hernias, circumcisions, hirschsprung disease, and othe ailments were dealt with the team while here.

Carey indicated that the surgeries were a success, and that the children were expected to recover fully, and should be on their way to living healthier lives.

IMG_0122Carey also made the call for parents and businesses alike to join the “WPP Movement,” by identifying children from newborn to 21 years of age, who would benefit from the services provided by the WPP, and supporting the various that the WPP would be undertaking this year and beyond.

Eight more medical missions are scheduled to visit here over the course of the year, to deal with complications related to cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, orthopedic scoliosis, general orthopedics, physical therapy and plastic surgery.

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