2020 MEXICO MISSION
August 7-12, 2020 <-- CANCELLED Contact the TPMF Office for info.
All supply donations will be held for 2021 mission.
Contact Dr. Falknor or Krista for donations or volunteer information.
Standard Supply needs: sterile surgical gown packs, Gloves, fungal and antibiotic meds (unexpired), phenol sticks, gauze, camwalkers- small and med in good shape, crutches, ace wraps, Disposable 1o blades
and monetary donations for anesthesia and products we can not transport.
2019 MEXICO MISSION - SUCCESS!
August 9-14, 2019
- 600 patients treated in clinic
- 400+ patients received orthotics/braces - Thank you JM Orthotic/Forward Motion Team!
- 48 patients received surgery
- 65 children received new shoes, socks and medicine at 2 orphanages
- 10 residents sponsored to attend mission
Special thank you to everyone who helped get equipment and supplies donated!
Thanks to Andy Ruggles and all the volunteers for their dedicated work to make the surgical instruments and equipment stretch as far as they could go!
Special thank you to our donors: Empire Extremity, Bako, Richies Pharmacy, JM Orthotics/Forward Motion, Formula 3, Exparel, Fuse Medical and all of our "Sole Supporter" & Memorial Sponsors.
Also special thank you to Yazmin and her translator team! Thank you to Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Vidargas and the DIF for their sponsorship of our mission at Hospital General in San Miguel de Allende.
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2018 MEXICO MISSION
Over 640 patients treated at clinic, 37 surgeries done, over 400 orthotics given and 3 braces,
70 shoes and check ups provided for 2 orphanages and over 300 shoes given out to patients.
We had 38 total volunteers and doctors that travelled from Texas and Utah. Over 665 patients were treated during the 2 clinic days at the Hospital General.
Thank you to the chief attendings of the mission, President: Don Falknor, DPM, Vice President: Jim Kutchback, DPM, Dr. Chris Browning, Dr. Steve Brancheau, Dr. Dale Lane, Dr. Isaac Bazan,
Dr. Katherine Freeland, Dr. Karry Ann Shebetka, Dr. Stan Churchwell and Dr. Brian Sicher.
Special thank you to Bako, Forward Motion, Dr. Comfort, Tetra, Empire Extremity, Trilliant and Richie's Pharmacy for their donations of supplies and financial support.
Ten residents from Texas programs were sponsored by TPMF and 1 resident sponsored by BAKO to attend the mission.
Thank you to everyone for their support and commitment to help the lives of these indigent people who are unable to get foot care.
2016 MEXICO MISSION
What would you do if you could not get foot or ankle care? In central Mexico, near San Miguel De Allende, there are thousands that do not have access to any care at all. Six years ago, a group of podiatric surgeons from Texas adopted this city to provide much needed care for free to the indigent people. Volunteers pay their own travel, but funds are raised each year to cover costs of medical equipment, supplies, medicines, anesthesia and shoes. Dr. Don Falknor of Houston is current Foundation President and was Mission Team Leader for 2014.
Thank you to all the volunteers & sponsors for the 2014 mission! 350 patients treated plus 80 children received new shoes at the orphanages. TPMF with the help of Stryker & BAKO , sponsored 6 residents to travel to the mission for 2014! They get the most rewarding experience and opportunity to train with other doctors.
2014 MISSION SPONSORS:
BAKO, STRYKER, GORDON LABS, AMERX, MD BUYING GROUP, FORMULA 3, METASURG & BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION
Patients came from the surrounding villages and San Miguel area. There is nothing more rewarding then having a 50 year old man hug you and thank you for making him able to walk without pain, so he can walk 10 miles to work in the fields and feed his family. Participating in a mission to those less fortunate helps all of us have new perspective and appreciate what we do have.
MISSION SUCCESS STORY - 3 year old Kevin - club foot correction
Click HERE to see 3 year old Kevin with a club foot trying to walk before surgery.
TEXAS PODIATRISTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CENTRAL MEXICO
OVER 500 TREATED - MISSION 2013
Ecuador Mission: TBD 2015 - Hosted by the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. Mission is focused on surgery at the Leprosy Hospital for nerve releases and repair.
Residents or doctors can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Honduras Mission: January & July annually This mission is focused on clinical and surgical care in San Pedro.
FOR INFORMATION ON REQUESTING SUPPORT OF OTHER MISSIONS, CONTACT email@example.com.
The TPMF has sponsored a mission to Mexico for the past 10 years. The current mission partnership with San Miguel de Allende also includes providing shoes for 3 orphanages.