About Us

MHA (Mending Hearts Abroad) was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.

We send teams of medical professionals and student volunteers to poverty stricken communities abroad. Our goal is to sponsor at least one medical trip each year composed of a diverse group of dedicated volunteers.

That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers for new and upcoming trips who are willing to spread our vision of a world alleviated from medical neglect due to extreme poverty. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!

Board of Directors

Meet the team who makes it all happen.

Darin Patmon

Darin Patmon

Tronown Thomas RPh

Tronown Thomas RPh

Director of Pharmaceutical Needs
Julie Riekki Houston

Julie Riekki Houston

Vice President
Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis

Pharmaceutical Liaison
Dr Julie Lezotte

Dr. Julie Lezotte

Director of Dentistry
Dr Jean Baptiste

Dr. Jean Baptiste

Medical Director

Our Stories

The Man With a Hole In His Head

Perhaps the most inspiring story that came out of our Founder's first mission trip to Haiti came from this individual with a one inch by one inch hole in his head. Walking home one night from church, this individual was attacked by a group of young men who robbed him, struck him across the head with a stone and left him for dead. After being rushed to a local hospital he slipped into a coma and didn't regain consciousness for several days.

Upon regaining consciousness, doctors informed the individual that he needed risky brain surgery in order for him to regain the ability to walk and talk again. This individual told us that he heard God speak to him at this moment telling him to refuse the surgery and that everything will be taken care of. The doctors, upon hearing his refusal, sent him home in a bit of rage telling him to just "go home and die."

Although for the first two months after his injury he couldn't walk or talk, he slowly but surely started to recover. When we saw him at one of our day clinics it had been years since his injury and he showed no negative side effects and was surprisingly one of the healthiest patients we saw. This story shows that all it takes is faith and good will for miracles to happen.

man with a whole in his head

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Mending Hearts Abroad is a registered 501(c)(3) with NGO status based in the United States.

Contact Us

Mending Hearts Abroad, Inc.
18536 Merseyside Loop
Land O Lakes, Florida 34638


Phone: 813-843-7484