WPP's Impact In Guatemala
54 Children Have Traveled to the United States for Care
43 Surgical and Diagnostic Teams have Visited Guatemala
1,325 Total Children Have Been Reached by WPP Medical Teams
By 2023, WPP will double the number children we reach each year with pediatric advanced medical care.
Erickson was born in a very rural village of Guatemala with severe scoliosis and two partial arms in the left side of his body. In a groundbreaking, unprecedented surgery, Dr. Goldfarb of Shriners Hospital St. Louis fused his two left arms into one functional arm. For 9 years, Erickson travelled to the U.S. twice a year for continued scoliosis treatment making space for his growing lungs to develop. Erickson underwent his final surgery in Spring 2017, permanently correcting his scoliosis. He returned to Guatemala fully bilingual and ready to excel in school.
Partnerships in Guatemala