January 2008

La Merced’s first medical mission trip, in 2008, could not have taken place without help from our host physicians and support team (listed in “about us”).

Medical Mission

La Merced’s medical team partnered with plastic surgeons from Managua to treat patients with deformities ranging from cleft palate to deformities of the chest wall. They performed all surgeries at the Mascota Hospital for Children.

Community Outreach

Kristen Weller and Nick Perrotta carried medical supplies from Salisbury, Maryland to the Roberto Clemente Clinic for Women and Children in Managua. They also delivered school supplies to the Marilac School, including over 100 books for the school library.

2008 La Merced Traveling Brigade:

Vincent Perrotta
Nancy Weller

Community Outreach
Tina Perrotta
Kristen Weller
Nicholas Perrotta