IDR

PROGRAM

LEAP is a nimble organization, able to respond quickly to those in need.

LEAP Global Missions has partnered with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) to form ISAPS-LEAP Surgical Relief Teams©, a global resource that can quickly deploy highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeons to areas hit by natural and/or man-made disasters.

LEAP is committed to serving those impacted by natural disasters or war.

The International Disaster Relief Program consists of dedicated surgeons and medical professionals who volunteer to travel to disaster zones to provide plastic and reconstructive surgeries to the wounded.

LEAP surgeons are highly skilled and trained to treat life-threatening injuries.

Our highly qualified team of volunteers is committed to delivering the full surgical spectrum to victims of disasters, including those with traumatic blast injuries and gunshot wounds.

ISAPS-LEAP Surgical Relief Teams ©

ISAPS-LEAP Surgical Relief Teams © is saving limbs and restoring lives. Since launching our response to treat war-wounded Syrian refugees, we have sent 25 surgical teams, involving nearly 50 surgeons to provide surgical care in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. To date, ISAPS-LEAP volunteers have conducted 907 patient evaluations, selecting 438 patients for surgery. Patient beneficiaries have required care across the full surgical spectrum, including traumatic blast and gunshot wounds to upper and lower extremities, hands, and face.

IDR VOLUNTEER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

If you have been selected to travel with us in the field, we will need current information from you to travel with us, which will need to be updated annually.

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LEAP Surgeons Perform Critical Surgeries on Syrian Children

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WaelAfter traveling from around the world to a hospital located in Tripoli, Lebanon, the team started conducting clinical evaluations of 90 prospective patients on January 8, 2017. The vast majority were children who sustained injuries as a direct result of the war, such as bombs or fuel exploding, or as a result of living in makeshift camps because they were displaced by war. Read More

Haiti: Seven Years of Hope and Healing

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Dr. Craig Hobar in Haiti after the earthquake

It has been 7 years since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Its epicenter was a mere 16 miles from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands lost their lives, and those who survived lost nearly everything else.

On Day 4 after the quake, accompanied by Drs. Ale and Ian Mitchell, LEAP Founder Dr. Craig Hobar worked around the clock, amputating gangrenous limbs and repairing facial injuries of victims pulled from the rubble in Port-au-Prince.

LEAP then sent rotating surgical teams for 6 months, during which time we developed a close partnership with locally based Hopital Espoir and saw the extreme need for continued surgical care beyond our disaster relief efforts.

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Haiti: Hurricane Matthew

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screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-9-23-10-amHurricane Matthew has weighed heavily on our hearts at LEAP. Forces of nature seem to be a constant cause of worry and devastation for the Haitian people. When the 2010 earthquake hit, we devoted every resource we had to aid in international disaster relief. It is what inspired us to start our International Disaster Relief program. We will soon travel to Port-au-Prince via our Mission Program with both joy at the new Emergency Room that we recently built at Hopital Espoir and sorrow for all that was lost in the western edge of Haiti in this latest weather event. Please join us in praying for those who lost loved ones, their homes and their sense of place. May they feel the mighty presence of God’s love.

International Disaster Relief: Dr. Nina Naidu

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IMG_0958Dr. Nina Naidu was part of the Lebanon Mission 2 team that traveled and served in Saida over seven days earlier this month. This team of three plastic surgeons and one anesthesiologist provided care to over 80 Syrian and Palestinian refugees, including almost 40 surgeries on children who had been directly injured by bomb blasts or other war-related injuries, or was due to their subsequent displacement and poor living conditions.

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According to Dr. Naidu, “I had always wanted to do relief work, [but] it took me many years to be able to make the mental and physical commitment to go on a mission.” Grateful for the experience, Dr. Naidu ultimately felt there were many reasons that drove her to complete this mission, including “a desire to give back, a feeling of helplessness when reading the news every morning, and simply a need to fulfill some inner calling.” While in Lebanon, she was “struck by how stoic our young patients and their parents were; after having witnessed so much trauma in their short lives, undergoing elective surgery under controlled conditions must have seemed comparatively easy.” While relief work was ultimately a very personal one for her, Dr. Naidu felt her life had “certainly been changed by [her] experience.” It was her greatest hope that the team was able to make the lives of at least a few of their patients a little bit easier.

 

2016 RECAP

2
Mission Trips to Lebanon and Jordan
52
Patients for Soft-Tissue War-Related Injuries
83
Patients were Children

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