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We understand that while performing a surgery is life-changing for one child, teaching and training local professionals exponentially increases the possibilites for many more children to receive expert care. CSI is committed to working closely with our colleagues where we travel - from planning for their educational and community needs in advance, to working side-by-side in the operating room and at the child’s bedside while onsite. 
CSI teams are working hard to plan upcoming trips to Mexico, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Liberia! #GlobalHealth #changinglivesonechildatime #PediatricSurgery #childrenssurgeryintl

We understand that while performing a surgery is life-changing for one child, teaching and training local professionals exponentially increases the possibilites for many more children to receive expert care. CSI is committed to working closely with our colleagues where we travel - from planning for their educational and community needs in advance, to working side-by-side in the operating room and at the child’s bedside while onsite.
CSI teams are working hard to plan upcoming trips to Mexico, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Liberia! #GlobalHealth #changinglivesonechildatime #PediatricSurgery #childrenssurgeryintl
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1 week ago
It may be summer, but CSI staff and volunteers are thinking ahead to January! Thanks to local and international partners, we are packing and shipping supplies that will be used for kids’ surgeries at Firestone Duside Hospital Liberia when our team arrives in January. In addition, supplies for the hospital emergency department and an outpatient clinic for students at LEAD Monrovia Football Academy near the hospital will arrive in advance. With container shipping more complicated and expensive than usual we can’t thank Firestone enough for their support. Thanks also to MN-based MATTER for many essential supplies. 
Of course, we couldn’t do it without our volunteers who carefully packed at our new office and warehouse space. 
It’s the team work and partnerships that make it all possible!
Firestone Liberia Natural Rubber Company #MATTERnation 
#firestonenaturalrubber #supplysupport #changinglivesonechildatatime

It may be summer, but CSI staff and volunteers are thinking ahead to January! Thanks to local and international partners, we are packing and shipping supplies that will be used for kids’ surgeries at Firestone Duside Hospital Liberia when our team arrives in January. In addition, supplies for the hospital emergency department and an outpatient clinic for students at LEAD Monrovia Football Academy near the hospital will arrive in advance. With container shipping more complicated and expensive than usual we can’t thank Firestone enough for their support. Thanks also to MN-based MATTER for many essential supplies.
Of course, we couldn’t do it without our volunteers who carefully packed at our new office and warehouse space.
It’s the team work and partnerships that make it all possible!
Firestone Liberia Natural Rubber Company #MATTERnation
#firestonenaturalrubber #supplysupport #changinglivesonechildatatime
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3 weeks ago
Congratulations to our raffle winner -- Sue Nyberg! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. Together, we raised more than $7,000, which will fund medical and surgical care in Mexico and Africa this fall. Our volunteers are busy preparing for these upcoming trips and appreciate your support!

Congratulations to our raffle winner -- Sue Nyberg! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. Together, we raised more than $7,000, which will fund medical and surgical care in Mexico and Africa this fall. Our volunteers are busy preparing for these upcoming trips and appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Were so proud of long-time CSI volunteer, Katie Houle!

We're so proud of long-time CSI volunteer, Katie Houle!Please join us in congratulating and welcoming ABPANC’s new president, Katherine “Katie” Houle, MSN, RN, CPAN! Katie is a Nurse Manager in the PeriAnesthesia Department at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. Katie has been a nurse for more than 20 years, and has traveled to many different countries to participate in medical mission trips that provide surgical care to children.

In addition to leading a team of pediatric nurses, she has spoken at numerous national and regional nursing conferences and has been published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.

Katie is a long-time ABPANC volunteer, and in her new role as president she looks forward to continuing to support all perianesthesia nurses by ensuring a relevant and current certification exam, providing resources and support for certification, and seeking opportunities to grow the profession and the impact perianesthesia nurses have on so many patients and families.
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1 month ago
Doing some shopping during Amazons Prime Days: July 12 and 13? Click to shop AmazonSmile, where 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated directly to Childrens Surgery International. Share a smile today with children around the world. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-2013739

Doing some shopping during Amazon's Prime Days: July 12 and 13? Click to shop AmazonSmile, where 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated directly to Children's Surgery International. Share a smile today with children around the world. smile.amazon.com/ch/41-2013739 ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
LAST DAY to purchase tickets via the online form! bit.ly/CSI_Twins

Enter the CSI raffle for a chance to win MN Twins Premier Suite tickets -- and support our work with children and families around the world! The prize includes 24 tickets to the September 9 Twins game, parking passes and ballpark food. Tickets are $20 and the winner will be drawn on July 13. Special thank you to suite donors, Brown Farrington Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

LAST DAY to purchase tickets via the online form! bit.ly/CSI_Twins

Enter the CSI raffle for a chance to win MN Twins Premier Suite tickets -- and support our work with children and families around the world! The prize includes 24 tickets to the September 9 Twins game, parking passes and ballpark food. Tickets are $20 and the winner will be drawn on July 13. Special thank you to suite donors, Brown Farrington Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.
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1 month ago
Danna was born in rural Mexico with significant health challenges. Faced with feeding challenges and lack of access to the specialized surgeries that would allow her to thrive, Danna’s family finally connected with St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic – a longtime partner of CSI that provides health care to some of the neediest children in the Sonoran region. Danna’s cleft lip was repaired this February by the CSI surgical team, and she will receive continued care from St. Andrew’s and CSI. After a very long wait, their hope is renewed. Danna’s grandfather smiled the entire time they spent with our team.

Danna was born in rural Mexico with significant health challenges. Faced with feeding challenges and lack of access to the specialized surgeries that would allow her to thrive, Danna’s family finally connected with St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic – a longtime partner of CSI that provides health care to some of the neediest children in the Sonoran region. Danna’s cleft lip was repaired this February by the CSI surgical team, and she will receive continued care from St. Andrew’s and CSI. After a very long wait, their hope is renewed. Danna’s grandfather smiled the entire time they spent with our team. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
CSI removes barriers for children in ways that last for years to come, both through individual surgeries and the education of medical staff that can keep them going. Honestly, this is REAL success! 
— ELLEN REYNOLDS, CRNP, ETHIOPIA TEAM MEMBER

"CSI removes barriers for children in ways that last for years to come, both through individual surgeries and the education of medical staff that can keep them going. Honestly, this is REAL success!"
— ELLEN REYNOLDS, CRNP, ETHIOPIA TEAM MEMBER
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