After four years of only virtual contact, Dr. Lisa Hunt and I returned to Bolivia to reconnect with our project. Although short, the trip was full of familiar faces, places, and routines with new children, new staff, and fresh ideas.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
For reasons unknown to her doctors, Karina’s kidneys began to fail when she was 9 years old. This very serious diagnosis of ‘end-stage kidney disease’ initiated a long journey for Karina and her devoted family — and for the RVF.
adminKarina’s Story: Lifesaving Kidney Transplant and Continued Care
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.