Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nepal Earthquake Update

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Ironically, we were in Haiti when we heard the devastating news of the Nepal earthquake. In 2010, the disastrous earthquake in Haiti is what originally brought us to serve in this region. Now five years after the Haiti earthquake, two programs have evolved at LEAP. The first program is a biannual elective Mission Program in Haiti where we send a surgical team of medical volunteers to provide craniofacial, pediatric urology, pediatric ENT, and pediatric surgery to the local children who have little or no access to these services otherwise. We are transforming lives with a focus on helping the thousands of children now living in orphanages due to the loss of many parents and grandparents during the earthquake. Read More

More Like You

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11134137_10153159029997254_8396784807049194660_oMrs. Beth Appell is 91-years-young with a compassionate Christian heart. Because of her giving spirit, Beth began sewing for LEAP several years ago, using one of the talents that God gave her. Having learned to sew at a very young age, Beth asked if there would be a need to help families carry items home from the hospital. As a result, medicine bags to hold the patients’ medications and post-op care instructions to carry home, sometimes very long distances away. These bags could also be used in a variety of ways after the patient’s recovery.

Over the years, Beth has handmade approximately 400 bags for children all over the world. These bags have been bright and cheerful, using a variety of materials that the children love! Beth chooses the colors carefully, making sure they are tailored, completed, and ironed before the mission trips. And yes, we have medicine bags already packed for our trip to Haiti!

Thank you, Beth, for sharing your talent, ministry and love to greatly benefit others in our world. You are most remarkable!

Joy To The World

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FullSizeRender-5We wanted to share an update on Landmark recipient Ely (Elizabeth), who has done so well after her complex surgery, now nearly four weeks ago. After a lengthy surgery and a few days in the hospital, she has returned to being the sweet, precocious angel that we have come to love. Ely has seen Dr. Craig Hobar twice since her surgery. She even serenaded us with a very animated, beautiful song while waiting for her appointment. Dr. Grant Gilliland has also seen Ely for her post-operative appointment. Both surgeons are happy to report that Ely is doing amazingly well and progressing in her recovery. Ely will be evaluated by other specialists in the next few weeks.

IMG_4615A great big thank you to Betsy Keith who has been tremendously helpful in providing meals during Ely’s recovery, transportation for her medical appointments, and countless other acts of generosity and kindness to help this amazing family. We are blessed!

LEAP’s Lives Transformed Annual Gala

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Gala Save the Date FrontExciting news! LEAP’s Gala and Auction will be held at the beautiful Dallas Country Club on the evening of Thursday, October 1. This year’s event chairs are Brenda & Bob Barkley; honorary chairs are Denise & Ray Nixon and Maggie & Bob Murchison. We have a fabulous Host Committee who have already been underway preparing for the celebration of LEAP’s 24th year. Save the date cards are already in the mail and coming your way.

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 This event is our largest fundraiser and will help support our mission of transforming the lives of children who live in impoverished regions around the globe. By providing these beautiful children with the benefit of specialized surgical care, they are freely given the opportunity for physical restoration and greater hope for their futures. Please mark your calendars and share an extraordinary evening dedicated to a most worthy cause.