Mending Kids assembles teams of surgeons, nurses, technicians and volunteers to travel to developing countries on specialized missions where many children requiring life-saving or life-mending surgeries are treated. Surgical mission trips provide a cost-effective, close to home solution for children who do not have access to surgeons in their own country. Missions also serve as a training ground for the traveling team as well as the local surgeons and medical staff. Over time, these trainings and missions turn into a sustainable program that allows local medical staff to conduct surgeries on their own! In 2014, we are traveling year round on 11 missions to Ethiopia, Cambodia, Haiti, Guatemala (2X), Mozambique, China, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.