A Day in the Life of Conscience International ETHIOPIA-- One of the most successful of our stories is found in Ethiopia where Conscience International’s medical team from the Texas Back Institute in Dallas returns each year to provide free surgery to Ethiopia’s young people who are suffering from deformed spines. This ongoing Spinal Surgery Mission in Addis Ababa, led by Dr. Ted Belanger, is now raising funds to return next May to perform operations and provide post-operative care on what will be their one hundredth patient among the underserved and underinsured youth. The highly technical surgeries have straightened spines and restored mobility to an average of twenty children and teenagers each year for the past seven years. Read their stories from some of our past posts:
• Conscience International Spinal Surgery Team Returns to Ethiopia. Young people given hope for life without "embarrassment" — Read about it here
• I Scrubbed a Case with Ted! Read about it here
• Conscience International Team Returns to Ethiopia And Discovers a Medical Surprise. Read about it here
• Conscience International Medical Team Corrects Curved Spines in Young Patients in Ethiopia Read about it here
The American surgeons and nurses donate their time and skills free of charge, but surgical supplies and equipment are costly. If you would like to give renewed life to young people of Ethiopia who suffer from spinal disfigurements, please consider supporting our continuing Spinal Surgery Mission by making a tax-deductible donation in any amount on this secure website, or mail checks to Conscience International, 44 Milton Ave., Suite 122, Alpharetta, GA 30009 USA.
Dr. Ted Belanger, center, and his surgical team from The Texas Back Institute.
Some of the young people in Ethiopia who now walk straight thanks to Dr. Belanger and his team who donate their time and skills to perform spinal surgery each year in Addis Ababa.