Team Leader: Dr. David Shaw, M.D.
Team Type: Children’s Orthopedics, Prosthetics, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Campaign Summary: The team saw close to 200 children and did around 85 procedures including the cast changes. Some of the procedures involved club foot repair, Achilles tendon releases, and repairs of hip dislocations. Physical therapy, splints, walkers, orthotics, and prosthetics were also provided on this trip.
The Campaign was Financed by Team Members and their Supporters. Some Supplies, Services, and/or Funds were Donated by the Following:
Americares — Stamford, Connecticut
El Cielo para los Niños del Ecuador — Guayaquil, Ecuador
MAP International — Brunswick, Georgia
Roger and Janet Olson — Salem, Oregon
Salem Health — Salem, Oregon
Bill and Margaret Walsh — Troutdale, Oregon
Dr. Nathan Bay, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Sherri Furch, Scrub Technician
Kimberly Galey, Interpreter
Andrea Hughes, R.N., Nurse
Laurie Hyndman, R.N., Nurse
Karissa Karstensen, Interpreter
Lauren Kjos, Interpreter
Todd Nelson, Prothetist/Orthotist
Dr. David Noall, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Tabor Scrabeck, R.N., Nurse
Dr. David Shaw, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Debbie Sund, R.N., Nurse
Trent Tompkins, Physical Therapist
Kathi Walker, Pharmacist
Dr. Jonathan Young, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Although the team saw around 200 patients and performed 85 procedures, one patient stands out. His name is Marcos.
He is a 3 year old boy born with a very short right arm that terminated a little further than his shoulder. His right femur was extremely short and there was no tibia and no fibula. His right foot was attached at his knee and severely underdeveloped. He had a club foot deformity on his “good” left leg.
Dr. Shaw was able to correct the club foot on the left leg and reshape the lower right leg to accept a “kneeling in” prosthesis which allowed him to bear weight on his knee. He was also braced on his left leg. A special walker was made so that he could stand. One of the pictures shows him standing for the very first time in his life! The next plans are to fit him with a permanent right leg prosthesis and a right arm prosthesis.