CAMO is unique - and your support is what allows CAMO to continue providing its vital services to western Honduras! Read about the exciting developments experienced by the organization throughout the 2015-16 fiscal year, including a breakdown of the over 130,000 direct medical services provided and the latest program updates in Medical Services, Education and Community Development.
Read stories from the October team, including Doña Berta's journey of gratitude, new exciting partnerships with doctors and the surprising subject Honduran nurses thought was most important to learn. Also see how CAMO-Honduras is working with the community to celebrate life with its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and meet some of CAMO's amazing and inspirational volunteers in the United States and Honduras. Remember, support CAMO on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) and connect via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date stories and news!
"I realize that there are still people willing to help, to work hard, to change the world for the right reasons and I feel very happy and proud to have had the opportunity to work alongside these people: the CAMO staff, volunteers, and CAMO USA brigadiers." Read more as Carlos Sandoval, an intern who worked with CAMO's dental brigades, describes the gifts he has seen as part of the CAMO team in Honduras.
Dr. Aida Rodríguez shares her excitement and her journey to find a gastric cancer patient, who beat the odds. (Oct. 2016)
Since beginning her research with the Western Gastric Cancer Initiative, Dr. Daniela Montalván has been witness to much, including despair and inspiration. Read her story. (Oct. 2016)
Read how Doctor and researcher Eleazar Montalvan climbs many mountains in search of gastric cancer patients and stories. (Oct. 2016)
Read about Kathy's EXPANDED role as International Director and meet Executive Directors Helene Moncman (CAMO-USA) and José Bautista. Be inspired by three miraculous stories about patients who lives have been forever changed by CAMO. Read about the amazing work that CAMO partners have been stateside (St.Paul's Episcopal Church packs books for the Literacy program) and abroad (Salem Mennonite Youth Group trip to Honduras).
Read about the miracle donation of land and building given to CAMO by Padre Edwin. Also learn what a "typical" day is like for CAMO founder, Kathryn Tschiegg. Read miraculous stories of healing witnessed by CAMO's February-March 2016 volunteer team, including the story of a little girl who sought help for a walnut-sized mass under her tongue. Her amazing story perfectly demonstrates CAMO's counterpart model of relationships and teamwork, as nearly every professional area of reach had a hand in her healing.
Your support has given us the resources to bring service facilities to a community that had none. CAMO’s call is to bring justice and services into the lives of people who are hard-working but powerless. By providing positive options for children, youth and adults, crime has been prevented and the Santa Rosa de Copán community has become a safe and healthy place to live.
Through the years I have tried to say thank you with words. Each time, I have to pause in awe of what our donors have made possible for the people we serve. When I consider all that has been done, it seems there are never the right words to express my gratitude, the gratitude of the people who surround us, or the lives we have impacted as a result of your donations.