By: Nicole Linder, BS, CST, Berkeley College School of Health Studies Everyday is a challenge, but we pushed through it. I got to scrub on many interesting procedures like a nephrectomy, bladder exstrophy with bilateral pelvic osteotomies. It was definitely an eye opening experience. This trip is not about the long hours or how […]

By: Joseph Charleman, Berkeley College Chair, Surgical Technologist and Surgical Processing Technician programs  2/2/16- This was the second day of surgery. We started at 7 am and finished at 8 pm. I first assisted on a bladder reconstruction with urethral implant. Beautiful children, beautiful people, beautiful work.

By: Joseph Charleman, Berkeley College Chair, Surgical Technologist and Surgical Processing Technician programs  2/1/16- Great day, we performed seven operations and had a great start. The team worked tirelessly and spirits are high! The hospital staff and Dr. Ocala have been so supportive in our mission. The logistics in surgical scheduling and success is an […]

By: Nicole Linder, BS, CST, Berkeley College School of Health Studies The day was definitely successful! We completed 6 procedures today. These trips are so great because you meet people you feel like you’ve known forever. We have 20 people on this mission, 7 of us have been here before but you would think that […]

By: Joseph Charleman, Berkeley College Chair, Surgical Technologist and Surgical Processing Technician programs   I am very excited to be leaving today on my Medical Mission to Ecuador, as the team will be departing from the Woodland Park campus. As always, we are honored to be participating in this journey with Healing the Children (HTC). […]

By: Joseph Charleman, Berkeley College Chair, Surgical Technologist and Surgical Processing Technician programs I have been blessed! Words can’t express the sense of fulfillment I feel from participating in medical missions with Healing the Children and Berkeley College. This past October, marked the third time I have participated in a medical mission to La Romana, […]

Images from Peru

We have to say goodbye to a wonderful country . The mission was a great success, the team was able to see over 170 patients and treat 150 children. I would like to thank everyone from the team , HTC, & Berkeley for making this mission possible.  We had great experiences and met wonderful people.

I would like to apologize for not mentioning Healing the Children of New Jersey in my posts. This is a collaborative mission between two organizations. HTCNJ makes these medical missions happen in so many ways… Thank you !!!!

I fell in love with Maria, my best friend in Peru. She came to visit me at the clinic every day. This was after she had some teeth pulled.