Our Mission Statement

The Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of health care in Guatemala through education, surgery, and therapy. Specializing in the treatment of congenital and hand injuries, we aim to reach Guatemalan children and adults through medical missions led by a team of specialized and skilled surgeons, therapists, and volunteers.


What’s New

What’s new

Save the Date:
Join us at the American Association for Hand Surgery’s 2013 Annual Meeting this January in Naples, FL. Click here for more details.


“It was the most amazing and most fulfilling experience of my life… A lot of what we learned cannot be written down on paper. (The Guatemalan People we met) lead completely different lives than we do. It takes you down to what health care should be, which is one person helping another.”

– Rebecca von der Heyde, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Maryville University, 2005-2012 Volunteer