Medical Team Was 8-Year-Old’s Last Hope for Normal Life.

Medical Team Was 8-Year-Old’s Last Hope for Normal Life.

Apamers who ask the Building Solid Foundations’ medical and surgical teams for help aren’t necessarily looking for miracles. They are just looking for care that they otherwise couldn’t afford or that isn’t available nearby. One day, during the October 2012 trip, a miracle is exactly what one small child and her family received.

Dr. Robert Davis explains, At first we didn’t want to get involved. It is a very rare condition, but we knew that the family would never be able to afford to get help for her. Extrophy of the bladder is a congenital condition where the anterior abdominal wall is open. The child had no bladder wall, and was constantly wet from the urine flowing over her belly. The mother knew her precious little girl would face life as an outcast. She would never marry. she would never have children.

The medical-surgical team members put their heads together and decided to perform the corrective surgery, and it went well. We’ll see her during our 2013 trip so that we can continue to supervise her care.

175 Surgeries Performed During 10-Day Mission Trip Pushes Total to 1,000.

Since the first Building Solid Foundations mission trip in 2004, more than 1,000 Apamers have received life-changing surgeries. Not all have been as dramatic as the child whose story appears above. But, each was necessary, and each was performed without charge. Many thousands more Apamers were cared for at blood pressure screenings, and during clinics held by Building Solid Foundations’ medical volunteers during each mission trip.

Many More Children and Adults in Apam Need Your Help.

Your gift makes it possible for Apamers to continue to receive life-changing medical and surgical care. Your gift buys supplies, pays shipping fees, and underwrites travel for the doctors, nurses, and technicians – all volunteers – who make the trip to Apam each year.