Dr. Elizabeth Richards-ZW-2012-5811 (1)LEAP’s mission trip to Zimbabwe is just around the corner! Leading our anesthesia team is pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Elizabeth Richards (Brisbane, Australia; pictured left). This will be her fourth LEAP mission. Dr. Richards will work together with newcomer Dr. Roger Fons (Milwaukee) and seasoned LEAPer Phuong Luong (Dallas) to provide exceptional anesthesia care to the children of Harare. This will be Phuong’s 16th trip with LEAP!

We are particularly thankful to Phuong for leading anesthesia supply packing at our warehouse. This allows us to be best prepared in the mission field and is a critical element to the overall team. To each of these humanitarian anesthesia providers and to our other medical volunteers who give their time and talents to selflessly serve these children in need, we are most grateful.

Since 2009, LEAP has traveled annually to Harare to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Zimbabwe. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.