Going Beyond to Help Those in Need
Edwards “Ned” Schwentker, M.D. and his wife Nancy “Bunny” Schwentker have been organizing medical mission trips to Honduras since 1995. During the past 12 years, the Schwentkers and teams of medical volunteers have evaluated more than 4,500 Honduran children and performed corrective orthopaedic surgery on more than 1,000 of them. In this photo, Ned Schwentker adjusts the cast of a little boy from Puerto Lempira, the most remote area of Honduras.
The Schwentkers are currently working with CURE International, Rotary International and the Hershey Rotary Club to establish a 20-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras to expand treatment of impoverished children. The hospital is expected to be completed in late 2008.