Unfortunately, due to the increased protests, violence and State Department warnings in Ethiopia, we will be postponing our medical mission trip originally scheduled for January. We will be looking at alternative dates in 2017 as the security situation improves.
We would like to introduce Miss Estefany Patricia Santos Rosales, from Guatemala. She is a sweet 16 year old girl who suffers from a rare spinal deformity (severe congenital kyphoscoliosis), which along with the obvious physical impact also causes her considerable pain and could become life-threatening. She has been selected […]
Checkout the SpineHope SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER! This bi-annual publication will share with SpineHope supporters a recap of our medical mission trips, events and stories of children we have helped in the last 6 months as well as provide updates on upcoming events, medical missions and other activities. Thank you for your […]
It brings us joy to announce that the next SpineHope medical mission trip will be January 18-28, 2017, at the Myungsung Christian Medical Center (MCM) in Ethiopia! Ethiopia remains one of the world’s least developed countries and its children suffer from an incredibly high number of spinal deformities and other […]
To help support SpineHope and the children we serve, KENDRA SCOTT Jewelry has generously agreed to host a jewelry party at their original South Congress location in Austin on July 28th from 6-8pm CT! Come enjoy fabulous jewelry (including the FALL COLLECTION coming out the week prior to the event), […]
Suharshi Dabrera, 15 years old, has been selected as the next SpineHope U.S. Hub Patient and will travel to Austin for spinal deformity corrective surgery, scheduled for March 31, 2016 at Dell Children’s Medical Center, a member of Ascension. Her surgery is to be performed by volunteer surgeon and SpineHope […]
SpineHope, with the support of the Hospital Nacional De Ninos, will be holding a unique Education Conference on Saturday, February 27th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm in San Jose, Costa Rica. This event is focused on advanced techniques and treatments of Scoliosis and other complex spine conditions. Four esteemed Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons […]
Partnering with local host surgeons, Dr. Alpizar and Dr. Max Mendez, we will be sending an amazing volunteer team once again to the National Children’s Hospital “Hospital Nacional de Ninos” in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. During this trip our team will perform an annual check-up with children who […]
Special Broadcast on Scoliosis & SpineHope If you missed Dr. Matthew Geck’s broadcast on Scoliosis; new, innovative solutions for Scoliosis; and raising awareness about SpineHope and our mission, click on the link for the recorded podcast: http://www.seton.net/healthline/podcast-archive/. A special thank you to Dr. Geck for taking the time to discuss […]
Up at the crack of dawn today, the three of us braced for the freezing Austin weather for our short journey from the Ronald McDonald House to Dell Children’s Medical Center. The day had arrived and… and there still were so many emotions to be felt; but each nurse, co-waiting-room family, […]
Wishing the Butterfly Foundation the best on their upcoming medical mission to the Dominican Republic. They too are a nonprofit dedicated to the sharing of spine surgery technology, expertise and care to other nations looking to partner with U.S. based teams to develop their spine deformity program and improve the lives of […]
After an unexpected run-in with appendicitis last weekend Arleth’s spine surgery had to be postponed until this coming Tuesday. Through this experience we have been reminded of a few things: One: That the things most worth seeking after don’t always come easily. Two: That Arleth is one brave tough cookie. […]
I’ve heard so many kind words of appreciation and encouragement from our supporters, patients and families from all over the globe through wall posts, comments, messages, emails, in person, and on the phone. And so… I invite you all to write an official review of SpineHope on our Facebook page to […]
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 […]
Dr. Matthew Geck presents at Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. In November of 2013, Dr. Geck presented 2 year results on minimally invasive scoliosis at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery conference in Las Vegas. Click below to read a summary of “Feasibility […]
Here in Managua, Nicaragua scouting a new outreach site. Looking forward to this experience and the new partnerships SpineHope will be forming in Central America. Thanks you Dr. John Doty (with Austin Samaritans) for all of your help setting up this visit!