In February the 2016 Mission of Miracles team traveled to five villages in rural El Salvador. We got to see some old friends again and met some new friends at the same time. During the visits we touched the lives of 1029 people and their families. They in turn touched us with their patience, kindness, appreciation and love.
This year’s Mission consisted of a medical team, dental team, vision team, a nutrition team and a pastoral care team. Each of these teams contributed to the success of the mission. Of course the success of the Mission could not happen without the help of our amazing El Salvadorian team. This includes the doctors, dentists, nurses, diocesan office staff, translators and drivers.
Of the 1029 people we saw, 80 were under five years old, 226 were between ages five and eighteen, and 723 were over eighteen years old
Listed below is the breakdown by team.
Team # Patients Top diagnosis
Medical 467 Headaches (89)
Upper Respiratory Infection (35)
Post Chickagunya (32)
Chronic Kidney Disease (11)
Dental 188 Cleaning (62)
Vision 289 Dry eyes (79)
P Terygium (37)
Nutrition 52 Hypertension
Pastoral Care 33 Stress/Anxiety