Mission: Restore to Perform Reconstructive Surgery in Iran

By: Mission: Restore

?September 8, 2011, New York, New York – A volunteer group of experienced reconstructive surgeons, Mission: Restore will be traveling to Iran on a mission to perform reconstructive plastic surgery on children in the city of Bam. The mission is led by Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, who was featured in a moving 60 Minutes piece dated July, 3rd 2011, featuring how reconstructive surgery transformed the life of an Iraqi child victimized by the country’s civil strife. The mission commences October 28th, 2011 and ends on November 8th, 2011. The 2003 earthquake was a major earthquake that struck Bam and the surrounding Kerman province of southeastern Iran on Friday, December 26, 2003 leaving total devastation in its wake.      

As a community service to Iranian Americans, Mission: Restore will offer a small number of motivated, young Iranian American volunteers who are looking for a way to both experience Iran, learn about medical practice, and give back to their land of heritage. Volunteers do not need to have medical proficiency. However, they must have the following criteria:        

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have financial support for the trip
  • Provide a valid passport and entry and exit visa from Iran at their own risk and expense
  • Provide a one page essay describing why they should be embedded with this trip and what they hope to accomplish
  • Discuss future goals for volunteer work in their field of interest including medicine, art, humanities         

Mission: Restore is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established in the fall of 2010. It provides life-changing plastic and reconstructive surgery both globally and locally to children and adults in need.  The organization travels to places where most doctors would not go in order to bring updated medical care to “forgotten patients” and good will to the out of reach communities. Doctors associated with Mission: Restore are all volunteers. 
The organization seeks to achieve 4 objectives via each mission:    

  • Educate local doctors and nurses
  • Research state of the art care for disfigured victims
  • Distribute and extend learned knowledge via publications and international symposia
  • Create a business development model to enable long-term sustainable clinical care

If you have an interest in applying for this volunteer position, please contact Carolyn Spector.

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This information is intended to provide readers with information which they may find of interest and useful. PAAIA shall not be liable to any party as a result of any information made available through this website and any party who participates in the activities of Mission:Restore does so at their own risk.

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