Beach Day: La Libertad

After six days in the operating room, we spent a couple days in El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador. The morning started out with a breakfast buffet, then some time to relax by the pool and enjoy fabulous sangrias. We concluded the ASAPROSAR Visual Health Campaign with a small banquet dinner later that night. The following…

Back to El Salvador: Visual Health Campaign

Back in January, I joined the Friends of ASAPROSAR Visual Health Campaign down in El Salvador once again. It was my second year and it was another wonderful experience! I caught an early morning flight from JFK Airport to San Salvador, then it was a bus ride to Santa Ana where we had dinner at…

I’m Back from El Salvador!

Hey everyone! I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. For a second year in a row, I joined the ASAPROSAR Visual Health Campaign down in El Salvador! It was such a wonderful experience helping others and working with an incredible group of people! We completed another successful campaign performing various eye surgeries and helping locals…

Travel for a Cause: Barefoot Angels

One afternoon after doing some eye surgeries, a few of us had the opportunity to take a break from the OR and visit the Barefoot Angels, or Angeles Descalzos in Spanish, another program by ASAPROSAR that promotes the health, education, and well-being of the people of El Salvador. The Barefoot Angels program targets young people…

Cerro Verde National Park

We completed six long days of eye surgeries and now it was our first free day to see more of El Salvador! Early Friday morning after breakfast, we were picked up from the eye clinic by Bernie of Maya Triangle Tours. We briefly saw the central square of town then headed to Los Volcanoes National…

Friends of ASAPROSAR

Orientation at the clinic and the first day of eye surgeries went well. Here are more pics from the following few days of the ASAPROSAR Eye Campaign in Santa Ana. Overall, the operating room team performed 129 surgeries in 6 days! We happen to be down there during Super Bowl LII, so the women were…

Travel for a Cause: El Salvador Eye Campaign

Back in February I was offered the chance to join a medical mission down in El Salvador. It was fairly short notice, but I’ve always wanted to do a mission. As a Certified Surgical Technologist, I thought joining the operating room team to perform various eye surgeries and helping the neediest Salvadorans was such a…