Our Stories

  • A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Ben

    A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Ben   Ben Vander Plas, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a Medical Programs Coordinator based out of Chontapunta, Ecuador. Since graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, almost a decade ago, Ben has spent a majority of his time living and working globally. This has included time in Panama, Haiti,

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  • A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Michelle

    A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC   Michelle Jimenez, originally from Colombia is an MPC based in Quito, Ecuador. The communities we serve are located in Southern Quito—an area marked by industrial and residential sprawl— where the greatest disparities in access to basic services are seen. In addition to managing brigade logistics in collaboration with in-country partners

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  • Exciting Collaborations for Sustainability

    Timmy is excited to continue expanding collaborative relationships with ministries of health and local health services in many of our international sites, a successful step as we pursue increased sustainability in our work and in our communities’ access to quality care. In many of our sites, the ministries of health have strengthened and expanded their provision of free healthcare through

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  • Christine Gallagher

    Christine Gallagher, Certified Acutonics® Practitioner Grand Junction, Colorado Dr. Christine Gallagher learned about Acutonics while she was working on her PhD. And that was not long after having had her third child. After earning her Doctorate in Natural Health, she opened her own private practice, Journey for Wellness – Center for Natural Family Health, in 2006 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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  • Global Health Leaders: Puneet Anantharam

    While working to expand access to reliable healthcare in medically-underserved communities, Timmy Global Health strives to empower students and volunteers to tackle the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Timmy Alumni Chapter co-chair Puneet Anantharam exemplifies our mission to create the next generation of global health leaders. Read more about Puneet below. What is your role with the Alumni Chapter

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  • A Season for Gratitude and Giving

    I continue to reflect on my service in Ecuador this past summer—so many experiences and emotions to process. I knew the volunteer trip with Timmy would change my life, but I underestimated how deeply it would affect me. At this time of year, a time for gratitude and giving, I am thankful for the perspectives I gained and reminded that

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  • Beloved medical volunteer, Dr. Judy Pinsker

    Timmy Global Health is mourning the loss of a beloved medical volunteer.  Dr. Judy Pinsker, a long-time Timmy supporter, volunteer physician, Medical Advisory Committee member, and friend, passed away on Dec. 23rd. She will be remembered for her positive attitude, generosity, and dedication to Timmy patients and students alike. Dr. Judy used her passion for medicine to do good in

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  • A Commitment to Continuity

    Foni is a loving mother, wife, friend, and Timmy patient since 2013. After meeting Foni at a clinic in the Dominican Republic, Timmy’s referral system was able to connect her to specialty surgery to remove a severe abdominal tumor, allowing her to safely give birth to her second child. Foni’s health challenges, unfortunately, did not end there. But neither did

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  • Connections that Transcend Language, Improve Outcomes

    Timmy’s medical brigades most often include U.S.-based volunteers who serve in another country, which makes for an incredible cultural and learning experience. But there was something unique about the brigade that I volunteered with in Ecuador. It was amazingly global.   Our brigade included volunteers with Lilly’s Connecting Hearts Abroad program, myself included. Together, we represented the United States, Puerto

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