A Day to Remember in San José Villanueva

A Day to Remember in San José Villanueva

Today will be remembered as a monumental turning point for Speroway and the people of San José Villanueva.  And it’s not because we saw and treated 1,000 patients – we didn’t.  And it’s not because we performed 250 challenging dental procedures – we didn’t. And it’s certainly not

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El Salvador with Marwan Hage, Part 2

By: Ken Dick, President
 
Another major highlight was our trip to Remar, an orphanage that is home to over 80 children. This was not Speroway’ first visit to Remar, a place where we have provided medical and dental care to the orphans and the surrounding community on three previous

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Day Four: Dr. Brown Recap

Dr. Anthony Brown or Dr. Tony is the FTC Canada Medical Team Advisor and provides key leadership to the entire medical team.  This includes advance trips into each country we visit as well as working with FTC Canada President Ken Dick to select the team members.
This short video is

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Day Three: On Palencia

From Ken Dick, President, FTC Canada

It’s our third clinic day and we are now in the town of Palencia. We are not surprised at the numbers of people that we see in line, but we were a bit worried. In El Patrocinio, our arrival was met by

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FIRST NATION BUNK BED PROGRAM

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After several months of planning, I am pleased to report the First Nation Bunk Bed Program is launching.  Here are some of the reasons why we

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FLYING TO GUATEMALA

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Flying into Guatemala City through rain filled clouds reminded me of my previous visit almost three

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PLANNING: TEAM TO GUATEMALA

FTC Canada is currently in Guatemala, where plans are being made for the next Medical-Dental team.
The team will land in Guatemala in early November.  You can learn more about the work at our website (click here) or follow the team’s daily activities at this blog.
FTC Canada Medical Team

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MEDICAL-DENTAL: TEAM TO GUATEMALA

I can always be sure when returning from a Medical-Dental Team excursion, that I will be asked several times, “When is the next trip and where is it going?”. Because of the preparation time required, we are careful to leave sufficient time between travels to Central America. My answer in

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MEDICAL-DENTAL TEAM IN EL SALVADOR

In December 2009, Dr. Tony Brown and I visited El Salvador to search out 5 communities that would benefit from the visit of an FTC Canada Medical-Dental Team planning a trip there for early February 2010. It was not difficult to determine where some of the greatest needs existed.

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: HAITI

“There is no possible way we can get into Haiti!”
That was my first response to the question posed by my contact at the Halton Emergency Medical Services immediately after the devastating January 12th earthquake hit one of the world’s poorest countries. From that moment on we worked hard to

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LANDED! WE ARE FINALLY HERE!

The FTC Canada medical-dental team arrived at Pearson Airport around 7:00 am this morning. For the veterans, it was a time to reconnect with friends they hadn’t seen since the last trip. The first timers nervously fidgeted, wondering what they’d gotten themselves into as the reality of what

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HAITI TO EL SALVADOR

It’s not easy to change gears. Another FTC team of medical and dental professionals is heading for El Salvador. Some of our team, including Dr. Tony Brown, Dr. Paul Puckrin, and a couple of paramedics just accompanied me to Haiti exactly one week after a 7.0 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince. Now

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