Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
Posts tagged "2018"
Thank You jetBlue!

Thank You jetBlue!

Last month, for our surgical eye mission to Ecuador, jetBlue graciously flew 700 pounds of surgical supplies for us, free of charge. Thanks to their support, our organization saved over $1,000 in luggage fees. Thank you jetBlue! JetBlue’s mission is to inspire humanity – both in the air and on the ground. We are committed to giving back in...
Third Mission of 2018:  CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Third Mission of 2018: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Barbara and Brian Shore funded the operating costs of the eye surgical mission, in memory of Barbara’s mother, Marjorie T Sablow. Through their generosity they enabled us to perform sight-restoring surgeries and truly make a difference in the lives of so many people. Our team transported eye surgical supplies worth more than $160,000 as the result...
Day 6 - Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Day 6 – Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4  This is a hard post to write because today is our last day at the clinic in Riobamba. Over the span of this week, our team completed over 600 appointments at the ophthalmologic office, performed cataract removals and other sight restoring surgeries for approximately 85 patients (ranging from 3 years old...

Day 5 – Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Hey everyone! Today, we helped remove cataracts for 21 more patients and distribute 150 eye glasses in an abandoned school thirty minutes outside of Riobamba! I met two interesting young cousins in their early 40s, Jose and Carlos, who have retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic condition that results in progressive loss...
Day 4 - Riobamba

Day 4 – Riobamba

When you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life. This sentiment rings true for us during this mission. While the days can be more than 12 hours long and we are running on just a few hours of sleep, we feel very much invigorated and enormously satisfied at...
Day 3 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Day 3 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Hey there! Another day of the mission successfully completed! I decided to share just one of the highlights of my day with you all tonight in an effort to catch up on some sleep. I hope you enjoy some photos in the meantime!  This afternoon, our team had a very special case. A nervous and quiet 16-year-old girl, Maria, came...
Day 1 - Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador!

Day 1 – Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador!

  Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador! After more than 24 hours of traveling, our 2018 cataract surgical mission team has finally arrived in Riobamba, a city known locally as the “Sultan of the Andes”. Situated at 2758m above sea level, Riobamba rests in a valley surrounded by...
Medical mission - 2018

Medical mission – 2018

Our medical mission in Peru began Monday the 25th. Our team has six medical students from stony brook university, three medical students from UConn and a nursing student from Pace Univeristy. The physicians on the trip include a pediatrician, oncologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist, critical care physicians and a doctor of pharmacy. Our first day began in...
Medical Mission in Peru - 2018

Medical Mission in Peru – 2018

Our medical mission in Peru began Monday the 25th. Our team has six medical students from stony brook university, three medical students from UConn and a nursing student from Pace Univeristy. The physicians on the trip include a pediatrician, oncologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist, critical care physicians and a doctor of pharmacy. Our first day began in...
First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 - 9, 2018

First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

A Promise to Peru is excited to share with our supporters the details of our first mission held within the United States.   After many years of attempting to establish a relationship with Native American communities in the USA, we were able to join forces with several other non-profit organizations to serve the Native American community of Rosebud...
Second Mission: Medical Mission to Sacred Valley, Peru June 23-30, 2018

Second Mission: Medical Mission to Sacred Valley, Peru June 23-30, 2018

It has been a very busy month for A Promise to Peru, Inc.  After returning from our eye mission at the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota on June 9th, our team left for the Sacred Valley in Peru on June 23rd.  Our team leaders – George Coritsidis, MD, Medical Director & Board Member of A...
First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

A Promise to Peru is excited to share with our supporters the details of our first mission held within the United States.   After many years of attempting to establish a relationship with Native American communities in the USA, we were able to join forces with several other non-profit organizations to serve the Native American community of Rosebud...