The impetus of this charitable mission came from a life-long dream to give back to the people of Jamaica. This small island has provided the strong background from which I was able to obtain my life’s goals. The objective of our mission is to provide care to children with spinal deformities (e.g. scoliosis, kyphosis). Not only do these children live with the burden and health risks associated with their deformity, but most live in extremely impoverished conditions. Spinal surgery is an extremely technologically-advanced field, and this technology costs money. Our main purpose is to bring the most modern techniques and implants to aid in the comprehensive care of these very disadvantaged, yet deserving children. Our clinic is run through Bustamante Hospital for Children, and surgeries are performed at Bustamante Hospital for Children as well as University of West Indies Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. With the collaboration of the U.S. team consisting of spine surgeons, implant coordinators, scrub technicians, neuro-monitors and implant company representatives, along with local Jamaican orthopaedic surgeons, anesthetists and nurses, this project has provided the most safe and comprehensive care. The most rewarding aspect of this mission is that not only do we change the lives of our patients and their families, but our own lives are forever enriched.
-Robert L Brady, M.D.