Healing the Children (HTC) sends medical teams to countries that request our assistance. We perform surgery on the poorest of the poor in these countries. There is no cost to the families of these children. All talents and skills are donated by our team members. We document all cases for future reference to do any necessary follow up and in case any child need to come to America for more extensive surgery. If this is required Healing The Children pays the cost and supplies host parents for the child's stay in America. There are 13 chapters spread across the US and each send teams to different locations at different times of the year. There is no more haunting image than that of a suffering child. For many of us, such images - and in our world, they are everywhere - are a call to action. Have you ever wanted to heal the children? You’ll find the perfect vehicle for your caring in Healing the Children, a non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to healing children around the world. In many places in our world, children suffer and die or live disfigured lives because medical care that could help is unavailable to them. Changing this situation is the goal of Healing the Children. We envisage a world where every child has access to medical care, and all our work is aimed at achieving our goal . . . one child at a time. Physicians from many surgical specialties, paediatricians, dentists, nurses, hospitals, laboratories, airline personnel, teachers, translators, social workers, and many other professionals generously give their time and expertise to Healing the Children. Our generous donors help us meet substantial travel and communication expenses. And loving host families open their hearts and homes to offer HTC children those powerful, healing gifts, security and love. Without these wonderful people, HTC could not function, and every single one of them is a volunteer. Since 1979, such Healing the Children volunteers have changed the lives of more than 140,000 children. Take a moment to explore our webpages. See what love and caring can do in the lives of children in need. Visit our chapter webpages and imagine yourself playing an active role in healing the children. Join us in this mission! As we are working with children, we do a background check on each volunteer to ensure the safety of the children.