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 real. The final countdown has begun.
Every team member has preparations of their own to make for the trip – visas, vaccinations, getting the right tools together – and we are finalizing team plans for our flights, housing, restaurants, transportation and shipping. All of the details coming together.
Scholarship applications are open and will be reviewed. Medical students and Fellows will be notified in the early days of November if they’ve been chosen to join us. Reading the applications always builds more excitement – the youthful energy is palpable!
The largest project before we travel is shipping our materials. We ship more than 9000 pounds of equipment and materials for each mission. Once we complete a medical mission we return about 2000 pounds of equipment back to our warehouse in the US. 11,000 pounds of shipping expense. With the major expense, the complications of Customs, and the detailed requirements for shipping medical items, this is a high-stress, important and extensive project for each mission.
Each medical mission costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, and every team member from the surgeons to the warehouse crew are volunteers. Your support allows us to provide mobility for all. You can join us by giving to WOGO. Like us on Facebook and Instagram so you can follow our programs. Lots will be happening for the next 100 days!