SpineHope’s Guatemalan Hub Patient is on her way to Austin, TX for needed Spine Surgery


We are happy to announce that our first US Hub Program patient is officially on their way to Austin to have surgery at Dell Children’s Hospital with SpineHope’s Medical Director & President, Dr. Matthew Geck.

Traveling all the way from Guatemala our 14-year-old patient Arleth and her mother are anxious to finally get the surgical care they’ve needed for years. Born with a congenital scoliosis, Arleth’s deformity has been the cause of much worry, discomfort and a diminished quality of life.

Though local doctors have been unfortunately unable to treat her progressive case, it is through SpineHope’s US Hub Program that Arleth will receive appropriate care.

SpineHope is truly indebted for all of the generosity and hard work of all parties involved, which include: American Airlines (their Miles For Kids program), the Austin Ronald McDonald House, Medtronic, Biotronic, Dr. Elena Ruiz (with Bee Caves Pediatrics) and most significantly Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for making this charity case possible!

Stay tuned for updates on Arleth’s visit to Austin and her surgery planned for later this month.

Thank you again for all of the support!