• Thoughts of a Junior Volunteer | Dominican Republic 2018 - My experience on the Blanca’s house mission in the Dominican Republic was truly eye-opening and rewarding. Interacting with patients, assisting in the operating room, as well as aiding in the intake of patients were all part of my responsibility on this mission. Working closely with the surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals allowed me to […]
  • Honduran Thoughts of our Volunteers - This is my first mission with Blanca’s House and it was an amazing experience. I have wanted to come on a mission for a long time because of Connor and my Aunt Kerry telling me stories about all of their stories from the many missions they have been on and I am so happy I […]
  • The perfect partnership… - Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia is expanding their global health footprint to increase awareness and understanding regarding the complexity of issues that define global health. The global mission experience affords students the opportunity to apply their anesthetic knowledge to under-served populations across the world. Columbia University’s program has a long history of encouraging […]
  • Another thought..one more Junior Volunteer - I have been interested in become a doctor since I have been in sixth grade. Recently I had been having some doubts. This mission reassured me without a doubt that healthcare is my future. Every single volunteer was extremely kind, caring, and always willing to help give myself and the other junior volunteers advice along […]
  • Inspiration from our Junior Volunteers… - Daniel Decker (Junior Volunteer) – This was my first mission with Blanca’s House and it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Ever since I was in middle school and I knew I wanted to be in the medical field but I really didn’t know what I wanted to be. Blanca’s house […]
  • A young(er) perspective… -             Thomas Intrabartola-   This is my second trip with Blanca’s house and I’m very happy to be able do this again.   I can’t believe that I’m doing and learning so much more than last time it’s amazing.   All of the doctors are very friendly and are great teachers.  I have […]
  • Volunteers and Patients… -   A day like every other start of a mission, only with a different mixture of team members…a combination of mission veterans and first timers and in between, smiles on all, excitement, anticipation, pondering the unknown, all anxious to get started. AND THE PATIENTS…no different that the team; all smiling, excited and nervous, and eager […]
  • Thoughts Of The Future…The Junior Volunteers | June 2016 - Gabrielle D’Astoli: Despite working over twelve hours a day, it will never feel like it was enough time. Procedures that seem mundane and readily available to us mean everything to the hundreds of people we have cared for this past week. The biggest thing I noticed during my time in Ecuador was how THANKFUL the […]
  • And in the beginning…day one - What an amazing start to our mission. After arriving around 9am to the hotel, the team proceeded to check in and feed our hungry bodies. Then off to team orientation for bonding and a whole lot of information. Coordinating five treatment sites, team members hustled to meet their mini-team and off they went to various […]
  • Making a difference… - Now that the February mission is history and we’re all home and back to our routines, it’s time to take a look back at last week and share observations… We are so lucky in so many ways…. we have… timely access to healthcare state of the art healthcare machines, prostheses, facilities, specialized medical professionals, and, […]