Oct 29, 2018
East Syracuse, NY – Operation Walk New York (formerly Operation Walk Syracuse) is pleased to be leaving for it’s third consecutive medical mission to Ghana this Thursday, November 1. Brett Greenky, MD and Seth Greenky, MD, co-executive founders of the local chapter of Operation Walk, and surgeons with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS), will lead the trip, their eighth volunteer mission. They will be joined by four colleagues from SOS, Stephen Bogosian, MD, Timothy Izant, MD, John Parker, MD, and Warren Wulff, MD, and multiple other medical specialists to provide joint replacements to patients in Ghana without other access or means to have life changing surgeries.
“There is a great sense of excitement and anticipation among our medical team this week as we prepare to board a plane and travel nearly 24 hours to begin several days of preparation and complete 90-100 joint replacement procedures,” commented Kim Murray, Clinical Director of Operation Walk New York. “We know from previous years the days will be long, the work will be hard and there will be challenges, but the trip will be inspiring as we can help people who are severely incapacitated by joint disease to live better lives.”
Dr. John Parker will again be writing about his experience and posting updates on a blog so the community at home can follow the medical team’s mission. The blog is located at http://operationwalksyracuse.org/dr-parkers-blog. Visitors can read his accounts from previous years there now, prior to the team’s departure. SOS will also post Dr. Parker’s blogs on Facebook.com/sosbones.
Operation Walk is a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatments for patients in developing countries and in the United States. These patients suffer from debilitating bone and joint conditions, such as arthritis, and do not have access to medical care.
Operation Walk New York, the 13th branch of the organization, started in November 2010. In addition to the global missions, Operation Walk New York also provides free care to local residents through its initiative.
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