Key-Whitman Doctors Head to Belize on Medical Mission Trip
- Posted on: Jan 13 2014
In February, a team of six individuals led by
Key-Whitman doctors Faisal Haq and Kimberly Warren will travel on a medical mission trip to
Belize City, Belize. The team will spend one week in the country performing
eye surgery for patients in need.
This trip will be a first for both Dr. Haq and Dr. Warren, who have performed
more than 12,000 surgeries combined in the United States. They are looking
forward to taking their expertise to Belize, where few people have access
to eye care and surgery. Access to quality eye care is limited in that
country due to a severe shortage of ophthalmologists. The Key-Whitman
surgical team hopes to ease the strain by providing cataract surgery to
as many patients as possible.
“Changing lives is our mission at Key-Whitman. Unfortunately, not
everyone in the world has access to the same standard of care,” says
Dr. Haq. “We are looking forward to spending time in Belize, providing
patients there with necessary eye surgeries that will dramatically improve
their quality of life.”
The doctors will cover their own travel and accommodations, and generous
donors have stepped up to help cover some of the expenses associated with
the surgeries, but additional funds must be raised to pay for necessary
surgical supplies, equipment and medications.
You can help us change the lives of people in Belize by purchasing a chocolate
bar from Key-Whitman. Candy is being sold at the front desk of both the
Plano and Dallas Key-Whitman offices. All proceeds from the sale of “The
World’s Finest Chocolate” will go toward expenses for the
medical mission trip in February.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping our team give the gift of
vision to some of the people in need in Belize.
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