Team St. Louis
There are several different ways you can get involved and make a difference with Operation Walk Freedom to Move:
"It's a chance to recognize & support our team who donate their time & talent to give a gift of pain free walking to a person who otherwise is crippled for life"
All proceeds to benefit the St. Louis Operation Walk- Freedom to Move Surgical Mission Team
Donations make our volunteer missions possible. Without them we wouldn’t have the supplies or resources needed to make a difference in the lives of our patients.
Team St. Louis Sponsors
Donations have helped us:
- Secure generators and other power sources so our operating rooms are not impacted by frequent power outages.
- Provide our patients with basic, life-saving medications like antibiotics that are not available locally.
- Purchase and ship the medical equipment necessary to perform surgeries. All medical equipment is then left in country for use on future missions.
- Acquire and ship implants necessary for joint replacement surgeries per mission (approximately $500,00 in value)
While doctors, nurses and volunteers fund their own travel expenses, the number of surgeries we are able to perform is directly related to our contributors’ donations. The need for these medical procedures is so great in countries like the Dominican Republic that we hope to eventually send two volunteer teams each year.
In order to make this Dominican dream of life changing surgery a reality, your support of our fund raiser helps us cover the $125,000. annual project cost. Over 300 complex upper extremity, hip and knee reconstructive surgeries have been performed to date.