RVF Features

Dr. Lisa Hunt in the News

Dr. Lisa Hunt in the News

Rosa Vera Fund Board Member and Medical Liaison Dr. Lisa Hunt was recently featured in Stroll Magazine. The article details her many contributions to the fund and highlights the fund’s history.

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Parent Groups

Parent Groups

Parents are our main point of contact with the children, and they are the key to a successful treatment program. Our relationship begins at the initial interview and is formalized when they sign a contract affirming their

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Dr. Melk Invited to SOTU

Dr. Melk Invited to SOTU

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the U.S. representative from Arizona’s 2nd congressional district, invited our own Dr. Jonathan Melk to virtually join as her guest for the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, March 1.

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Adapting to Covid-19

Adapting to Covid-19

Despite the pandemic, we continue our vital work with the Rosa Vera Fund. Our partners at Consejo de Salud Rural Andino are taking many precautions, while still providing our patients with the care they so desperately need.

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Work trip 2019

Work trip 2019

For our summer work trip this year, Drs. Darlene and Jon Melk were joined by board member Lesley Alderman and her son Charlie. Check out the thank you video that Leslie and Charlie put together for our generous donors!

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Fundraiser at La Escuelita

Fundraiser at La Escuelita

Our Bolivian colleagues from CSRA and the RVF held a very successful fundraiser at La Escuelita on May 19. They raised over $1,000 for the school and therapy center that serves the children from the Rosa Vera Fund!

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Kids Helping Kids

Kids Helping Kids

During our December 2017 work trip to Montero, Bolivia, we were accompanied by high school juniors Jordan Craig and Lucia Ledesma. Their job was to capture still photos and video of our patients, families and RVF staff. They are pictured with RVF patient Yoselín and her cousin. 

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Yoselín’s Story: Learning to Walk at Last

Yoselín’s Story: Learning to Walk at Last

Yoselin became a patient of the RVF in 2007. Based on the limited information provided, we believe she had meningitis at the age of 9 months and that she was not adequately treated. With rapid and aggressive IV medications, meningitis can be cured; however, if the infection is allowed to advance, it can be lethal.

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