In South America, cleft palate occurs 1 in 350 births. Most cleft babies are born to families without the means for reconstructive surgery. In the U.S., the prevalence for cleft lip or cleft palate is 2.2 to 11.7 per 10,000 births.
Every 5 seconds someone is severely burned in a developing country, Burns are among the 5 most common causes of death worldwide. It is 11 times higher in low- and middle-income countries as compared to the wealthiest nations.
When the Hands Across The World team arrives at the clinic, there are 300 or 400 people there, clapping and screaming. It cannot be described. You have to be there, you have to see, you have to touch the experience with your hands to know what it’s like. They work 18 hour days never wanting to turn away a patient. The team is so tired they could sleep standing up with just someone or something to lean on, but no one slows down.
In just 45 minutes, this team can change a life, giving that person, the family, and the community a more promising future. Volunteers from grass roots organization are empowering their patients and transforming lives.
Pure Medicine: Beyond The Mission is a documentary that goes beyond the surgery room, and tells the story of healing and humanity through emotional interviews. Where vaccines, nutrition or the money to seek health care are unavailable, the vision of the grass roots team succeeds year after year throughout Ecuador.
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