Monthly Archives: September 2015

Until We Meet Again

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11224082_10153557768677254_3457478049792785590_oThe hospital nurses and matrons shared a Goodbye Ceremony with our team. Pastor Shannon of Celebration Ministries welcomed and thanked everyone for such a successful outreach. Matrons Cecilia and Mandela thanked LEAP for our work and continued service in helping the children of Zimbabwe. They sang a beautiful song the parents sing to their children on the ward, thanking God for caring and watching over them. Dr. Hobar shared his gratitude, presented a cake and a basket of gifts to share with the staff on behalf of the LEAP Zimbabwe Team. We will look forward to our return in June 2016!

Zimbabwe 2015: Melissa Howell & Lori Allen

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One of LEAP’s greatest opportunities in the mission field is to provide additional education to local medical professionals. This often includes our physicians and nurses speaking on relevant topics in various venues at our host countries.

This year in Zimbabwe, Melissa Howell, Nurse Practitioner (left, first photo), and Lori Allen, PACU nurse (right, first photo), provided lecture and teaching on the care of cleft patients to the hospital nursing staff from the operating theatre, pediatric floor, and pediatric ICU areas, along with the local nursing students. There were approximately 50 in attendance with other lecture series planned throughout the remainder of the week. The nurses and matrons were most appreciative of this needed teaching and training. Thank you, Melissa and Lori, for sharing your talents with these wonderful nurses.

Zimbabwe 2015

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12042749_10153550620187254_3015932312819764209_nTeam Zimbabwe has completed the first surgical day! We are working in two operating rooms, one led by team leader and plastic surgeon Dr. Evan Beale and the other by Dr. Craig Hobar. New to LEAP is plastic surgeon Dr. Giorgio Giatsidis, who will be assisting with surgeries.

Today, a child came in with a bowel obstruction that required urgent surgery by a local physician. During the middle of his surgery, the child arrested. When our team learned what was happening, they went in to assist and helped resuscitate this child with compressions and medications. What an incredible opportunity, great benefit, and a job well done. You are truly what making a difference looks like in the world!

Lives Transformed

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Our annual Gala and Auction, Lives Transformed, is just around the corner! This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 1, at the Dallas Country Club​. Showcase your brand by participating in one of our sponsorship opportunities. The following are still available: Valet Sponsor, Bar Sponsor, Entertainment Sponsor, Gift Bag Sponsor, and Bidder Packet Sponsor. To learn more, contact Ashley at, or call the LEAP office at (972) 566-6550.

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