During the week of September 28-October 5, 2013 a surgical brigade headed by Dr. George Robertson of Lebanon, TN traveled and served on a mission trip in Catacamas, Honduras, providing surgical intervention for residents in great need in Catacamas and the nearby mountainous region. The nine individuals on the trip came mainly from Macon and Wilson counties.
This surgical brigade worked at the Predisan Good Samaritan Clinic, a Christian organization that provides healthcare and surgical procedures to a population with extreme limitations on education and economic opportunity, as well as addressing spiritual and emotional needs. Hense Predisan’s statement-Proclaiming Jesus-Healing Lives.
Each day was begun with prayer and devotion with the patients and their families, the Predisan staff, and Dr. Robertson’s surgery brigade. The surgical brigade performed 32 general surgery procedures in four days for Hondurans; some waiting for more than two years to have a simple gall bladder surgery while waiting without the aid of medication, and some traveling by foot for as much as four hours to receive treatment.
Dr. Robertson is, also, seeking treatment for other young people with life threatening tumors through other U. S. physicians-such as a seven year old girl who is severely debilitated by a malignant brain tumor. Monies were donated to a young boy for the family to take him to a hospital four hours away for treatment of a malignant tumor. The hearts of the surgery brigade bled as mothers cried in despair for help for their terminally ill children.
Some traveled to a home for a postoperative visit and witnessed the heartbreaking poverty conditions but found a very grateful family whose eyes were filled with tears of joy and thankfulness for the services that would relieve this mother and wife’s gallbladder disease.
A Predisan staff member stated that surgery is offered only four times a year at the clinic by U. S. surgeons willing to donate their services. Predisan is in need of all types of volunteer services including: doctors, nurses, painting of clinics, building latrines, and staff counseling among other services. Most of all, Predisan staff desires prayers for them and their patients.
Any individual or organization wishing to contribute in any way may contact Predisan at www.predisan.org/hope with attention to Jhonny.
(the picture attached is a surgery being performed by surgeon Dr. George Robertson of Lebanon—Tammy Russell Driver RNC of Lafayette— medical doctor Dr. Madrid of Honduras).