POP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care in the developing world through surgical mission trips, the education of local medical staff, and hospital facility improvements.
122 Surgeries and Counting!
For the past five years, POP has traveled with a team of volunteer medical experts on annual surgical and educational mission trips to the Children's Hospital in Santiago, Dominican Republic. As a result of their surgical and educational efforts, 122 impoverished children have received free surgeries; most of them (113) for scoliosis (curved spine). In doing so, POP has helped improve pediatric orthopedic care in the third world; care which would have otherwise not been possible due to the extreme poverty.