Guatemala City – October 19, 2016

(Story by Lauren Holcomb and Photography by Leslie Spencer)   It’s the afternoon of day three, the sun is shining after a rainy morning and we’re starting the last surgeries of the day. The past two evenings have ended after 7pm, which makes for a long 12-hour...

Guatemala City – October 18, 2016

(Story by Lauren Holcomb and Photography by Leslie Spencer)   Day two of surgery is coming to a close and I can’t stop thinking about my morning that started off in the operating room. I stepped in just in time to watch Dr. Crawford finish up stitches on the...

Guatemala City – October 17, 2016

(Story by Lauren Holcomb and Photography by Leslie Spencer)   The sun was barely up this morning when we loaded the vans and left for the hospital at 6:30 for the first day of surgeries. It’s easy to forget what day it is here, but we quickly figured out that it...

Guatemala City – October 16, 2016

(Story by Lauren Holcomb and Photography by Leslie Spencer)   The 2016 Guatemala Mission has officially kicked off with triage day! Four vans with almost 40 volunteers left our hotel at 6:45am today and headed to the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center. My head is...

Behind the Photo – “Love”

San Salvador Medical Mission Trip – June 2016 (Story and Photography by Ellie Falcao) Sorry it has been so long since the last “Behind the Photo” blog post! Time got away from me this summer, but my memories of San Salvador were never far from my mind.   I...

Behind the Photo- “Respite”

Hi there- I’m Ellie Falcao, the photographer on the most recent San Salvador trip. I’ve been inspired to do a series of blog posts called “behind the photo,” in which I hope to convey some of the raw emotion and humanity that I experienced and was witness to during...