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Let the Planning Commence!

Planning for a medical mission trip takes many tiny steps and several large ones. Beginning steps include picking dates we hope will work for the hospital we are traveling to. We were lucky to get a great week to head to Guatemala. Our surgeons are in the process of reviewing the WOGO volunteer list to […]

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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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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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The Countdown Gets Real

At WOGO we’re always counting down to our next medical mission. We are eager to get started on our next project, excited for the new adventure and curious about the people we will meet. One countdown milestone always seems to mean a little more. 100 days from now, the WOGO team departs for Bolivia. It’s […]

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Buenos Dios Bolivia!

Just a few days ago we returned from Santa Cruz, Bolivia and our Pre-Trip to kick-off the serious planning for our January 2020 medical mission to Hospital San Juan de Dios. It was a busy and successful trip and we are feeling really good about our upcoming time working there. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is […]

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