Hometown Mission 2022 - Mending Children in the US

In partnership with Memorial Care Outpatient Surgical Center, Long Beach Mending Kids will hold its 9th Hometown Mission on July 16, 2022
By: Mending Kids International
Mending Kids Hometown Mission 2022
Mending Kids Hometown Mission 2022
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - May 4, 2022 - PRLog -- Hometown Mission 2022 is a one-day outpatient event that will change the lives of up to 20 children residing in Los Angeles County and throughout California. This zero-cost medical mission will benefit recipients who cannot afford medical coverage due to documentation status, a family's loss of income, the inability to pay costly deductibles, and/or have been denied access to care for conditions deemed as "non-life-threatening" or "cosmetic" by health insurance providers.

Based on the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau's annual Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, an estimated 4.3 million children were uninsured. Underserved communities are largely overlooked, leaving families stuck with the financial burden of paying costly medical bills.

Since its launch in 2013, Mending Kids' Hometown Mission is committed to addressing the expanding health disparity gap among disproportionately inequitable populations by removing obstacles and providing the necessary services these children deserve and need to correct highly stigmatized physical and congenital anomalies with the goal of restoring self-esteem and mitigating bullying.

Mending Kids' volunteer team of board-certified surgeons, anesthesiologists, recovery nurses and other medical professionals will be donating their time and skills to provide quality surgical care to children in need of ear, nose and throat (ENT), orthopedic, urology, strabismus, plastic and reconstructive, and general pediatric surgeries.

These surgeries are critical to the patients' well-being. Mending Kids wants to ensure that no deserving child is turned away and give them an equal opportunity to medical care so they can achieve a sense of normalcy, return home healthy and face the future with confidence.

Special thanks to our sponsor, the Open Hearts Foundation, co-founded by actress and philanthropist, Jane Seymour, for their generosity.

"This mission is for the kids who fall through the cracks and for giving them access to the care that they need to restore their dignity, ability to learn properly, and to help them get back on track to fulfilling their potential." Isabelle Fox, Executive Director

For parents or guardians who need to refer a child, or medical professionals interested in volunteer opportunities please call: 1-800-993-5680 or email Hometown@mendingkids.org

Who is Mending Kids? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @mendingkids

About Mending Kids

Mending Kids is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides free life-saving critical surgical care to children in the United States and around the world from over 68 countries by deploying volunteer medical teams and educating communities to become medically self-sustaining. Since 2005, Mending Kids has mended over 4,700 children. Our surgical teams donate their time and services to train and perform procedures that range from interventional cardiology, open-heart, neuro, otolaryngology, plastic, orthopedic or general surgeries.

Please contact Adrienne Johnson to schedule an interview with Dorothy Lucey, Mending Kids board member, Isabelle Fox, Executive Director of Mending Kids, or Cristina Farrut, Director Mission Services, for interviews in Spanish.


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