They are not alone. Doctors by the dozen in our region travel the world year around doing medical missions abroad, taking a treasure that cannot be sent in a shipping crate. That is their experience, expertise, training and knowledge that is far beyond the reach of their patients and the medical professionals they teach and assist while there.

“Humanitarian work is more than a box of food,” says Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, a Kaiser Permanente surgeon, “it is unconditional support that comes out of our hearts, and delivered with dignity.”

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