Dear All,

I am heading to Ghana on May 30th to volunteer and assist in surgery for children with complex spinal deformities. I volunteered in Ghana once before in medical school and came home inspired by the tireless commitment of FOCOS volunteers, nurses, and surgeons. Beyond the amazing experience in the operating room, the children motivated me to return once again. Often the kids traveled great distances and remained incredibly brave and grateful for their care. It was a great honor to be a part of FOCOS in 2009, and I am grateful for the opportunity to return.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by clicking "GIVE NOW" in the top right of your screen to support this trip and me. I would be grateful for any donation that helps us reach our $3,000 goal. I’ll also be collecting toys for the hospital. Please email me at to send your in-kind donations by May 25th 2013.

Thank you all for your support.

Kush Verma