For my entire career I have been interested in surgical missions which stems from appreciation for the true abundance and privilege we have as Americans. My experience within surgical missions has been humbling and rewarding from the genuine appreciation of those in need. For the patients we help, the surgery is often positively life altering for the individuals and their families given the challenging circumstances of their daily lives.
My experience has been enhanced by the type of selfless professionals willing to make the journey and dedicate expertise to help others in challenging conditions. Given much of the surgical team is local to Charlotte and Atrium Mercy, I have the occasion to work with several of the team members at home and this will add to the team approach to doing well for others here and abroad.