In May 2020 the Operation Walk Carolinas team will embark on a mission to provide specialty hip and knee surgeries to people in Honduras who desperately need them. In countries where people have little or no access to certain kinds of medical care, it can mean life with painful arthritis, in a wheelchair, or in a bed. In many cases, the inability to walk means families can’t make a living.
Joint replacement surgeries allow patients to go back to work, help provide for their families, and have a richer quality of life. They can enable a grandmother to spend quality time with her grandchildren, a father to put a roof over his family’s head, or a mother to stand and hold her child.
In Honduras we will work alongside local medical staff for a common goal: to help restore the basic function of walking to those who cannot.