While we can’t wait to see what 2022 brings, we’re excited to look back at an amazing year.
Below are just five of many incredible moments you’ve helped create in 2021 – THANK YOU! Please enjoy these stories, share them with your friends and families, and start the New Year knowing you’ve made a difference in the lives of every child WPP has reached.
Thank you for being a part of healing so many children for the last year – the last 20 years! — and for many more years to come!
1) Our first ever surgical team in St. Lucia
In June, our first ever surgical team visited St. Lucia! Led by Dr. Eric Gordon from Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, the team saw 40 children in clinic and provided live-changing surgeries and orthotics throughout the week.
2) First team of the year provides bracing in Belize
Michael Malagari of Orthotic Solutions, LLC provided orthotic bracing to more than thirty children in Belize in March during WPP’s first traveling team of 2021. We were excited to get back to the children awaiting care and can’t wait to continue to grow in the coming year!
3) Orthopedic care in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
More than 60 children were evaluated and many received surgery in September through our General Orthopedic Team led by Dr. Eric Gordon. It was great to see so many familiar faces again!
4) 16 surgeries in Belize
Dr. Patty Lange from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU led our General Surgery Team to Belize in October, providing 16 surgeries and 31 consultations. Many partners came together to make this happen, including Belize Specialists Hospital, Friends of Pediatric – Belize, and many more.
5) A life-changing month for Johan
“The chance to participate in school and access technology will open doors for him and provide a path toward having a career,” – Michelle Stading, Occupational Therapist
While Johan came from Honduras to the United States for prosthetic services, he left for home with so much more thanks to the amazing St. Louis community.
Read more about how Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, Three Rivers Shrine Club, and so many others came together to help Johan return home with the ability to interact and succeed at school.