2016 Nicaragua! The May trip is all set!

The May 2016 Nicaragua trip to Chinandega is a “go!”  We are excited to announce that we will be able to help the people on Chinandega, Nicaragua again.  The team, listed below, will be doing multiple types of procedures as we are fortunate enough to have Orthopedic Surgeon Jeffery Lazarus and General Surgeon N. Subramamium filling both of the operating rooms in the hospital.

Again, Very much thanks goes to our team, you all are changing lives.


                          Team Leader:   Theresa Banks RNFA 

Dr. Jeff Lazarus                                             Dr. Orthopedic (knee & hand surgery)

Dr. Subramanian                                           Dr. Gen – Hernia

Dr. Joel Gomez                                              Anesthesiologist

Dr. Mary Torchia                                           Team Leader Anesthesiologist (Float):    

Sergio Alvarez                                               CRNA

Beth Compitello                                            CST Scrub

Donna Batta                                                   RN Circulator

Chloe Harshman                                            CST

Kate Nail                                                         RN Circulator

Pre-Op:     Ivonne Earle RN

Recovery Room:        Annette Foster RN

Sandra Vadas RN

Logistics:  Alysha Cooper                

Non-Medical:   Denise Bonadeo     (Auction winner from the 2016 Annual Benefit Gala).             

2016 Gala was a Smash Hit!

Ladies and2016 lotwc gala 022 Gentlemen, the 2016 Annual Benefit Gala was a smash hit!  We heard your replies and feedback it sounds like it was the best outing of the year!.  We would like to thank Nancy Pelton for chairing this event and all the hard work she put into organizing such an elegant ordeal.  This years event raised $100,000 in donations and even some new volunteers!  All feedback on the Gala is welcome. Just look at these happy folks, we even had a visit from the Queen herself!

Most of all, thank you to our sponsors, donors and attendees, without you none of this would have been successful.  We appreciate your continued support.  Believe me when I say that next year, it will be a challenge to surpass this event, but we accept!


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Pediatric Dental Clinic Day 1!

Today our Dental Clinic has expanded to help pediatrics! We started our first case with 10 year old Eulalia Andres-Lopez who left smiling.  Which brought us to our next idea.  How about a slogan, “Helping Kids Smile Again.”  What do you think? Regardless, I took the opportunity to snap a few photo’s (with consent of course).

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Oct 23, 2015


We Invite You to the 2015 Fall Luncheon!

While we organize our data and pictures from the Africa trip we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to join us at the 2015 Fall Luncheon!

Brief Details:

$35.00 Ticket Price Includes:

– 3 Course Luncheon (Salad, Entrée, Dinner Rolls, Desert, Coffee/Tea)

– Entrance into one of our many door prizes available.

– Free Jewelry Inspection and Repair thanks to Condon Jewelry

– And more!

Located at:

Martin Downs Country Club

3801 SW Greenwood Way

Palm City, FL  34990


Saturday, November 7th

11:45 A.M. (Lunch will be served at 12:15).


Please Contact us for Any Questions or Ticket Sales and Donations

(772) 223-9781

1508 SW Mapp Rd.

Palm City, FL 34990

Located diagonally across the street from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (corner of Matheson and Mapp)





Teaching with Light, literally…

Dr. Joyce Fraser-Moore (right)with first laparoscopic cholecystectomy patient (middle)ever done at St Joseph’s hospital in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Dr Deus on left who performed the procedure with Dr Joyce’s guidance.


Back in the States

After a long and successful week of surgery in Chinandega, Nicaragua, LOTWC’s surgical team and non-medical volunteer returned home safely on the 16th and will continue to work with our stateside dental clinic, and stateside surgery until our next mission abroad. LOTWC would like to thank everyone who made this mission to Nicaragua possible and would also like to show recognition to our non-medical volunteer and top bidder from the 2015 Benefit Gala… Alysha Cooper! Alysha is a studying doctor and was very excited to join us! Welcome to the team Alysha!

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Packing Light?

May 9th, LOTWC’s surgical team and non-medical volunteer took off to Chinandega, Nicaragua. And they made sure not forget anything. For this

FullSizeRendermission, LOTWC packed necessary equipment to be able to perform Laparoscopic Orthopedic Surgery for the first time. Nicaragua had no supplies or equipment to perform Laparoscopic surgery, so all equipment and supplies are being sent with LOTWC’s team and coming home with them as well.


Preparing For Our Upcoming Mission Trip

We are currently preparing for our next mission trip to Chinandega, Nicaragua! Our surgical team will be leaving on May 9th and will be returning on the May 16th. We are planning to be performing anywhere from 50- 60 Orthopedic and Hernia surgeries.

photoLOTWC’S surgical team for May Nicaragua Mission Trip:

Theresa Banks RN (Team Leader)

Dr. Nanjappa Subramania

Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus

Mary Torchia MD

Robert Albeck CRNA

Debra Stokes CRNA

Gena Palank RN

Thomas Stokes RN

Louie Teranova Scrub

Beth Compitello Scrub

Gretchen Menikheim Circulator

Arlisha Forbes Circulator

& our non medical

Father Patsy Amabile

Alysha Cooper

We do have a wish-list for this mission trip. If you are able to donate or would like to know more about this upcoming mission, please call us at 772-223-9781 or email us at info@lotwc.us


Stateside Dental Clinic

Did you know LOTWC has a stateside dental clinic? Tuesday and Thursday of every week and Friday once a month LOTWC opens it’s doors to those who are unfortunate and can not afford dental healthcare. The dental office is located in Palm City. If you our someone you know is in need of dental assistance or if you have any questions regarding this service, please do not hesitate to call us. Required to meet Financial guidelines according to the state of Florida and have no dental insurance. Must call to make appointment.

Dental Clinic phone line: 772-223-9784

 Thank you to our dental team who make this possible!

Dr. Mark Civin

Dr. Thomas Jones

Dr. John Karpinski

Ann Arner

Therese Becker

Marybeth Bosco

Beth Competillo

Nancy Mangan

Maureen Slaven

Lorraine Skawski

Louie Terranova

If you would like to join our dental team, visit our “How to Help” page and fill out a volunteer application.

Make sure to check off, “USA Dental Clinic (Palm City, FL)”

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LOTWC’s 2015 Benefit Gala was a Success!

LOTWC’s held it’s annual Benefit Gala on March 14th at the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. The night was very successful and consisted of dinner and dancing with live music by Street Talk Orchestra.The live Auction was special this year with two opportunities for bidders to travel with doctors and nurses on separate surgical missions to Nicaragua and Tanzania.  Without the support from all guests who attended, all the volunteers, and all those who donate, missions to countries like Nicaragua, Honduras, & Tanzania would not be possible. A special thank you from LOTWC’s to Laurie Schwab, Diana Reddish, and Nancy Pelton for making this year’s Benefit Gala possible!