the torch Winter 2017, Issue 4 | Page 13

“I look forward to being part of many more mission trips because I know we can change lives, one surgery at a time.” — Leticia Ramirez, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas operations and utilized new ways to mentorship program, which helps caring and generous people, as well surgeries. surgical residents. This program The mission is in its fifth consecutive protect the brain during complex “I believe the work that we provide is much needed and necessary for those to survive in Peru,” said Watson Anonetapipat, a perfusionist at Baylor Dallas. “Every single one of us feels lucky and fortunate to be able to foster practical learning for Peruvian helps increase their surgical year and preparation is underway for apply the techniques used by Dr. which will be partially funded by confidence while allowing them to Rafael’s team to their own surgical practice. By bringing innovation and participate in these life-altering education to surgical residents, the But, the team isn’t just focused on medical future for the people of Peru. experiences by saving hearts.” healing people today — they’re looking to the future of Peruvian medicine. The mission also includes a as Baylor’s support.” mission team hopes to build a brighter “Salvando Corazones” continues to grow year after year. “It’s rewarding,” Dr. Rafael said. “I’m lucky to have a team of such 13 the upcoming summer 2018 trip, B ay l o r Health Foundation. Care S y s te m For more information on how you can support Salvando Corazones, contact Melissa Dalton at 214.820.2705 or [email protected].