Patricia Nealon and her husband, Dr. Del Wright, have spent their anniversary week in the Dominican Republic, volunteering for Medical Aid for Children of Latin American (MACLA). This organization provides medical relief to hundreds of children each year who suffer from cleft palates, severe burns and other debilitating hardships.
“One of our most rewarding experiences was taking care of twin 18 month old girls with cleft palates. We will never forget the look on their mother’s face when she took them into her arms after surgery. They were perfectly beautiful and her smile and tears said it all.” Patricia and her husband also support Kidsave International, a non-profit organization whose mission is to place older orphaned children into families. “Over the years we have sponsored children from Kazakhstan and Colombia in the Kidsave Summer Miracles Program who have found families (including ours) and are now living in the U.S.”