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Here’s an idea — Give the Gift of WOGO!

How about giving a gift this year which will make a difference to people around the world?  Support a dedicated group of orthopedic surgeons and the team so they can continue to bring relief and life-changing joint replacement surgeries to those in need around the world. WOGO is also a great place for end-of-year giving. Every dollar helps in […]

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Twenty-One Sleeps

Remember counting down when you were a kid? One month to go! Thirty sleeps to go! Twenty-nine, twenty-eight… Counting sleeps until an exciting day or event arrived.  Well that’s how we feel about GivingTuesday every year!  GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the […]

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Missing You

“I spend my time Thinking about you And it’s almost driving me wild And that’s my heart that’s breaking Down this long-distance line tonight” John Waite, “Missing You” Boy do we miss our team, our patients, our colleagues around the world. We miss traveling, doing the work, helping people. We miss our outreach programs and […]

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We’re ALL IN this Together

This week, our team was scheduled to travel to Georgetown, Guyana for our 6th medical mission to restore mobility. That didn’t happen. Last month we postponed our trip due to the global pandemic. It was the right thing to do, but it sure did break our hearts. We’ve kept in contact with our partners at […]

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Message regarding WOGO Guyana Medical Mission

Message regarding WOGO Guyana Medical Mission

March 11, 2020 We have made the difficult decision to postpone the Guyana medical mission due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation. There are several factors that have brought us to this decision. Most importantly, we are concerned about the possibility of unknowingly introducing the virus to Guyana and harming the people we are going there to serve. Above all, we […]

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Greetings Guyana

Last Saturday the WOGO pre-trip team visited Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana, to plan our 2020 Medical Mission there. We had excellent discussions with the Doctors and team at the hospital. It’s going to be an exciting trip – we are feeling really good about our upcoming time working there. Georgetown is Guyana’s capital. Nicknamed the […]

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Diagnosis: Thick Knees

The knee is “the largest and most complicated joint in the human body.[2] … Since in humans the knee supports nearly the whole weight of the body, it is the joint most vulnerable to both acute injury and to the development of osteoarthritis.” The WOGO Surgeons can repair the damage of osteoarthritis and rebuild or […]

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Medical Mission Announcement

WOGO News Announcement: With the continued political instability and US state department travel advisory (level 4), WOGO must continue to postpone our planned medical mission to Bolivia. We are changing the location for our 2020 trip. Our 2020 medical mission location will be the country Guyana. We will begin planning the trip immediately. We plan […]

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