6 results for author: Dan Mauer


Uganda 2022 – Color Me a Better World

Color me a better world where there is no more pain and suffering   Color me a better world where we all lend a helping hand. Color me a better world filled with hugs and smiles.  Color me a better world where kindness is is in all our hearts. Color me a better world where we all connect and understand.  Color me a better world where all the scars are healed. Color me a better world where there are no tears. Color me a better world where we think of others first. Color me a better word where there is now more war. Color me a better world where children can just play. Color me a better world ...

Uganda 2022 – In My Mother’s Arms

One of the beautiful children in the burn unit at St Mary's Lacor. "Some days I can't face the world outsideI fall straight into my mother's armsOh and some days it feels like no one's on my sideThen I look into my mother's eyesInto my mother's armsOh, just feels like a childJust like a childInto my mother's arms, where IWhere I shall belongWhere I won't be home, some say, "If you never have to hideIf you just live within the line you draw"But I know, if you take away the lightIf you take away the light, it's all dark, is it not? Ooh, into my mother's armsOh, just, just like a child, noJust like a child, noInto my mother's armsWhere I, I ...

Uganda 2022 – Return to Uganda

The first, and shortest leg of our journey. In 2019, Medical Missions Foundation celebrated 10 years of mission trips to Uganda. The following two years, because of a global pandemic, we were prevented from reaching those in need of critical medical services. Finally, in 2022, we were able to return to Uganda. As my first time traveling with our Uganda team, I am completely overwhelmed by the complexity of the logistics involved in putting this, or any of our other missions together. I know much of the hard work put into planning for our missions from the perspective of our Missions Support expert, Sulamita, who collects credentials, ...

Making Our Missions Local

With the recent medical developments facing everyone around the globe, we have unfortunately had to reschedule our April and June missions to Guatemala. However, in continuing our mission to provide much needed medical care to those underserved communities throughout the world, we have now redirected our focus on those underserved, in our local community. Supplies of masks, gowns and gloves, scheduled to be shipped to our mission countries, have been dispatched to Kansas City based nonprofit agencies such as KC Care Health Center, Duchesne Caritas Clinic and Care Beyond the Boulevard. Until we are sure we can safely continue our global ...

Innovative Alternatives in Antigua

With every mission trip comes the unexpected challenges. Despite all the planning that comes with moving thirty nine medically trained team members, many who specialize in their own field, seventeen thousand miles away from home with all the equipment, supplies, and comforting donations to provide for six days of intense surgical interventions, something is bound to go unnoticed. This year the challenge presented itself late in the planning phase. Obras Sociales notified surgical team leader Dr. Scott Montgomery at Kansas City Urology Care, P.A., that they were unable to obtain the irrigation solution that in required to perform the surgery that the ...

Arriving in Antigua 2019

Antigua 2019 arrived safely without a single lost or delayed luggage piece. It was election day and several of the interpreters did not show up. Josh Jones, one of the few non-medical individuals, was our hero as his language skills and quick internet searches allowed him to serve as a medical interpreter. Returning physician Dr. Richard Wemer ENT and Dr. Todd Anderson ENT his first mission trip with Medical Missions both from Minnesota. Photo of Audiology team prior to entry into Obras: Lindsey, Katey, Dana, Jessica, Karly, Paxton