Monthly Archives: October 2015

Haiti Mission Outreach

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LEAP_HAMILTON-3323We have a team of 29 medical and non-medical volunteers leaving for Haiti in less than two weeks to provide medical and surgical care to the children of Port-au-Prince. On this particular trip, we have two new surgeons joining us, a plastic surgeon and a pediatric ENT. In addition, we are starting the first speech therapy program at our host hospital, which will benefit cleft palate patients. LEAP travels to Haiti twice a year to help the children with a great need for free surgical and medical care. To help us continue our outreach and advance our specialty services, please consider making a donation to this host country.

 

 

Gala Auction Items Available – Great Early Holiday Shopping!

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We have a few excellent auction items remaining from our Gala! There simply was not enough time for the 100+ auction items made available. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items at half value or best offer, please contact Ashley at ashley@leapmissions.org or call the LEAP office at (972) 566-6550. This is a great opportunity to do some early holiday shopping!

Click the tabs below to read more about each item.

Four Tickets to the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway - SOLD

Four Tickets to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday November 7

This item has been sold.

Eight Kids Yoga Classes from We Yogis - SOLD

 Eight Kids Yoga Classes from We Yogis

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Holiday Party and Portrait - SOLD

Holiday Party and Portrait

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6-Month Membership to Trophy Fitness

6-Month Membership to Trophy Fitness

Value: $1,100
With this 6-month membership, experience a variety of group exercise classes including body pump, yoga, athletic training and other fusion-style classes. Trophy Fitness Club offers a complete training experience with premium weight- and circuit-training equipment, flat panel televisions on each piece of cardio equipment, and experienced certified personal trainers to help you meet your fitness goals.

One Month of Unlimited Sessions from BEYOND Studios - SOLD

One Month of Unlimited Sessions from BEYOND Studios

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One Swing Evaluation, Three Lessons, and Three Practices from GolfTec

One Swing Evaluation, Three Lessons, and Three Practices from GolfTec

Value: $500
Get back into the swing of things with a swing evaluation, three lessons, and three practice sessions at GolfTec. Using state-of-the-art technology, their professionals will pinpoint ways to enhance your swing, the first step of a custom plan to improve your overall personal golf game. They offer golf lessons to every level of player, from beginners to serious competitive golfers, and their coaches understand that golfers at each skill level have different objectives and often different methods of learning. Can Only Be Used at Park Cities, Las Colinas, or Montgomery Plaza Centers.

One Swing Evaluation and Full Bag Fitting from GolfTec

One Swing Evaluation, Three Lessons, and Three Practices from GolfTec

Value: $125

Get back into the swing of things with a swing evaluation and full bag fitting from GolfTec. Using state-of-the-art technology, their professionals will pinpoint ways to enhance your swing, the first step of a custom plan to improve your overall personal golf game. Nothing builds confidence in your golf game like knowing you’re using the ideal golf clubs to maximize every shot you make. TECFit®, GolfTEC’s proprietary, 90-minute golf club fitting system, provides the most precise, unbiased fitting experience available anywhere. A certified professional will use their extensive fitting experience to determine the ideal clubs for you. Can Only Be Used at Park Cities, Las Colinas, or Montgomery Plaza Centers.

One Month of Unlimited Classes from Uptown Yoga

One Month of Unlimited Classes
from Uptown Yoga

Value: $130
Bring balance and harmony to your mind, body, and spirit with one month of unlimited classes at Uptown Yoga. Rooted in Vinyasa style, Uptown Yoga’s techniques link breathing and body movement in a flowing, dynamic form to create a strong, flexible body and calm, centered mind. Expires 10/1/16

Dr. Hobar to Receive Community Award

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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Craig Hobar, who has been named the 2015 Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter Medical Volunteer of the Year. This is a tremendous honor in recognition of Dr. Hobar’s humanitarian work in the global community.
Come celebrate with us at the Agape Clinic Gala on the evening of Saturday October 24 at Union Station, 400 S. Houston St. in Dallas. Cocktail attire. 6 p.m. registration, reception, and silent auction with dinner and award presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m.

LEAP Leadership

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We have clear eyes and full hearts following a visioning retreat held by our Board of Directors and led by Founder Dr. Craig Hobar. With their leadership and your support, our 25th year will launch LEAP toward an even more beautiful future.

 

Welcome New Medical Volunteer: Dr. Giorgio Giatsidis

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Dr. Giorgio Giatsidis, a plastic surgeon from Italy, recently traveled with LEAP to Zimbabwe. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He heard about LEAP through an international plastic surgery association in Italy, and he was very excited when invited to join our Zimbabwe Team.

Aside from assisting in surgery, Dr. Giatsidis was a wonderful addition to our team and the spirit of LEAP, interacting with our patients and families, helping to set up and break down medical equipment and supplies, and staying overnight in the hospital with two other physicians to observe a young patient post-surgery. Dr. Giatsidis shared with us, “In just one week, I have made endless memories that I am sure will change my view of how to take the best of oneself and give it to others.”

Thank you, Dr. Giatsidis, for being a part of our team and our LEAP family.