Team Allentown Jen Davis Surgical Technician, Mary Dougherty, Certified Hand Therapist, Alec Talsania MD Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Jay Talsania MD Hand Surgeon

GHHF Team Allentown / 2024 Guatemala Healing Hands 20th Anniversary Trip

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  • Patrick Volitis

    $200.00 / 75 days ago

  • Rita Linn

    $250.00 / 75 days ago

    God bless all of you. I’ll be praying for favor and safety and healing and blessings over all of you

  • Margaret Ryan

    $147.15 / 78 days ago

    Sending support , heartfelt wishes and promised prayers for the safety and continued successful endeavors of the entire team as you embark on this journey. You EACH play a very special role in changing the lives of the many recipients of your care , kindness and medical expertise throughout this remarkable mission. The selflessness you all extend freely giving YOUR time is ,indeed , heartwarming . You will undoubtedly be rewarded by the gratitude and smiles on the faces of the lucky patients in your care … just like mine each time I had Dr. T. and his staff’s awesome care .. here at home at OAA 🩺♥️!

  • Joan Kuzma

    $10.29 / 79 days ago

  • Stefan Bodony

    $10.00 / 80 days ago

  • Kristy Ritter

    $25.73 / 81 days ago

    Jen D and Allentown team. Safe travels and GOD Bless.

  • Janet Schaeffer

    $20.00 / 82 days ago

    Thanks to Dr. jay Talsnia for everything!!

  • Norman Harpster

    $1,000.00 / 82 days ago

    We wish you a successful trip to help so many in need of your services and we are happy to support your efforts! Diane & Chip Harpster

  • Anonymous

    $205.80 / 82 days ago

    Great people doing great work!

  • Caroline Boderman

    $200.00 / 82 days ago

  • Anonymous

    $1,029.00 / 83 days ago

    I appreciate and admire your altruism very much!! To support your efforts is my honor and I wish you a safe and successful journey. I pray you will have many moments where you get back more than you’ve given, for you surely deserve it. Judy and Tom Burkholder

  • Frances Yankelitis

    $100.00 / 85 days ago

  • Sylvia Hilmer

    $25.73 / 86 days ago

    May God truly bless your group and the many participants who receive your life changing surgery.

  • Debora Stinner

    $25.00 / 89 days ago

    Good luck, safe travels, and God bless your journey.

  • Blair Stuart

    $50.00 / 94 days ago

    Dr.Jay…safe travels with your son and team. Hope your trip is a continued success! Blair Stuart

  • Nancy Myers

    $100.00 / 94 days ago

  • Anonymous

    $51.45 / 95 days ago

  • Margaret Dobson

    $200.00 / 96 days ago

    So glad you are doing this!

  • Karin Meadow

    $51.45 / 97 days ago

    Thank you for all that you do! - The Meadow Family

  • Lauren Stanley

    $51.45 / 97 days ago

    From fellow members of the Saint Stephen of Hungary community, thank you for the wonderful work that your team does! - the Hummel family

  • Walt Hebda

    $51.45 / 98 days ago

    I extensively researched hand specialists back in 2019. Dr Talsania is the real deal. It's 62 miles to OAA from home but I'd travel much further if it became necessary. All the best on your 20th anniversary trip.

  • Anonymous

    $100.00 / 100 days ago

    It’s a pleasure to donate to such a noble cause.

  • Chesley Stetten

    $25.73 / 100 days ago

    Keep up the amazing work!

  • Philip Bortz

    $30.87 / 103 days ago

  • Grace Kerfoot

    $100.00 / 103 days ago

    Thank you all for doing such generous volunteering every year. Donated because Dr Talsania has helped me with my hand injury so sure he will help many more this way he does every year

About Team Allentown Jen Davis Surgical Technician, Mary Dougherty, Certified Hand Therapist, Alec Talsania MD Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Jay Talsania MD Hand Surgeon

We are excited to be going with the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF) on their 20th anniversary service trip to Guatemala in April! GHHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of healthcare in Guatemala through education, surgery, therapy, and community development. Each trip is led by a team of surgeons, therapists, anesthesiologists, and dedicated volunteers. We treat paediatric patients with congenital hand anomalies, burns and other traumas to the hand and upper extremity. 

We are respectfully asking for your support. 100% of donations go towards surgeries, therapy, education and community development (none used to cover personal expenses). 
Donations are in USD and a US tax receipt will be issued. 

All patients are treated free of expense. Because of the generosity of people like you, the organization has been able to impact hundreds of deserving Guatemalan families. All volunteers commit their time and expertise as well as cover personal travel expenses and the full expense of a child's surgery. 

Thank you so much for your generosity, support, and kindness. I cannot wait to tell you about my trip! 


To learn more about GHHF please visit www.guatemalahands.org. Below also find a summary of GHHF’s work over the last 19 years: 

- Evaluated 1,925 patients for hand surgery and therapy 
- Completed surgery on 739 patients 
- Fabricated 1,453 orthotics 
- Educated over 3,500 MDs, therapists, and students 
- Brought one child to New Mexico to receive extensive hand surgery and three children to Shriners for surgery 

In 2010, GHHF began to implement community development initiatives to advance the health and wellbeing in the village of Chichoy Alto. GHHF has successfully: 

- Completed the construction and expansion of Chichoy Alto’s brand-new elementary school and first ever middle school
- Constructed 55+ latrines and 21 efficient ONIL stoves 
- Funded the digging of hillside trenches to lay piping to supply fresh water throughout the village
- Distributed crucial fertilizer to replenish Chichoy Alto’s disappearing crops
- Distributes emergency maize to families struggling with malnutrition
- Purchases school supplies to the 100+ elementary aged children
- Sponsored 16+ children to attend high school and 15+ teenagers to attend post high school program
- Distributed 32 Ecofilters in the village of Chuchuk’a Alto
- Established a chicken program to provide sustainable protein to students
- Funds an emergency food program that began as a result of COVID-19
- Currently working on funding the construction of multiple safe concrete family homes and have completed 5 of 30