POP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care in the developing world through surgical mission trips, the education of local medical staff, and hospital facility improvements.
257 kids and Counting!
Since our inception in 2012 a total of 257 patients have benefited by our efforts; 83 of these, directly from our mission work. More importantly, 174 out if the 257 patients have received FREE orthopedic treatment, most of them in the form of scoliosis surgeries and by the hands of the Dominican surgeons POP has trained throughout the years. That’s because POP has a unique model where its primary focus is education and sustainability. We teach the local surgeons to perform the surgical procedures that we perform on mission. In addition, we teach the nurses and medical staff the postoperative care necessary for these complex surgeries. We believe in the motto: “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”