Volunteering with K.I.D.S. has opened up the world for me. After practicing for 25 years, working with this group has rekindled my enthusiasm for the profession and hope for a better world. Very few experiences have provided the range of feelings that I get from participating with K.I.D.S. The excitement of planning and traveling to the country I am going to, experiencing the culture, the cuisine, and the people are very rewarding. The joy and satisfaction I have received by performing a much needed service with like minded people is even harder to express. The silent tear shed for the child undergoing a procedure no child should have to … just adds to the emotional impact these missions have on me.
Working with the younger team members has made me forget how old I am with their energy and enthusiasm and learning from the wisdom and skill of the leaders has reminded me I have a lot to learn. Despite the hard work and often difficult conditions, I am sad to see each trip end and await with great anticipation the next mission I can participate in.
~ Dr. Jim, Carson City, Nevada