The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation

  


Our Missions



2024 MISSION
August

The month of August is pending with Mexico government date approvals. To donate unexpired supplies, power equipment, sponsor a resident, sponsor shoes for the orphanges OR make financial donations, please email staff@txpmf.org.

2022 MEXICO MISSION - TPMF MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO 600!
August 26-31, 2022

TPMF was able to return to do the mission in San Miguel de Allende the last week of August 2022.

Thank you to all 30 of the volunteer teams, including 13 Texas residents, for their dedication and time! Thank you to our mission sponsors (listed on the homepage). We were able to see 600 patients, provide 2,000 orthotics thanks to Forward Motion, provide over 150 shoes to patients and orphanages and perform 20 corrective surgeries.

With many changes and new logistics, we were still able to make a big difference to the indigent and underserved in this region. Thank you to DIF, Hospital Joya and Dr. Maxwell of San Miguel for their support.

To donate for equipment, supplies or resident travel grants - please click on "donate" button on the homepage. Standard supply needs include: sterile surgical gown packs, gloves, fungal and antibiotic meds (unexpired), phenol sticks, gauze, camwalkers (small and medium in good shape), crutches, ace wraps, disposable 10 blades and monetary donations for anesthesia and products we can not transport. Contact Dr. Falknor or Krista Richter for additional information.

CLICK HERE for a video done by Dr. Michelle Hurless (a Texas resident alumni now practicing in Ohio).
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Together We Can Make a Difference!

SPECIAL THANKS:
  • Product Sponsors - Tetra, Crossroads Extremity, Forward Motion and Exparel
  • Resident Sponsors - Sagis, Vascular Institute, Katy Foot Care, Dr. Jason Miller and TPMF


  • 2019 MEXICO MISSION - SUCCESS!
    August 9-14, 2019

    - 600 patients treated in clinic
    - 400+ patients received orthotics/braces - Thank you JM Orthotic/Forward Motion Team!
    - 48 patients received surgery
    - 65 children received new shoes, socks and medicine at 2 orphanages
    - 10 residents sponsored to attend mission

    THANK YOU!
    Special thank you to everyone who helped get equipment and supplies donated!
    Thanks to Andy Ruggles and all the volunteers for their dedicated work to make the surgical instruments and equipment stretch as far as they could go!
    Special thank you to our donors: Empire Extremity, Bako, Richies Pharmacy, JM Orthotics/Forward Motion, Formula 3, Exparel, Fuse Medical and all of our "Sole Supporter" & Memorial Sponsors.
    Also special thank you to Yazmin and her translator team! Thank you to Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Vidargas and the DIF for their sponsorship of our mission at Hospital General in San Miguel de Allende.
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    2018 MEXICO MISSION

    Over 640 patients treated at clinic, 37 surgeries done, over 400 orthotics given and 3 braces, 70 shoes and check ups provided for 2 orphanages and over 300 shoes given out to patients. We had 38 total volunteers and doctors that travelled from Texas and Utah. Over 665 patients were treated during the 2 clinic days at the Hospital General. Thank you to the chief attendings of the mission, President: Don Falknor, DPM, Vice President: Jim Kutchback, DPM, Dr. Chris Browning, Dr. Steve Brancheau, Dr. Dale Lane, Dr. Isaac Bazan, Dr. Katherine Freeland, Dr. Karry Ann Shebetka, Dr. Stan Churchwell and Dr. Brian Sicher. Special thank you to Bako, Forward Motion, Dr. Comfort, Tetra, Empire Extremity, Trilliant and Richie's Pharmacy for their donations of supplies and financial support. Ten residents from Texas programs were sponsored by TPMF and 1 resident sponsored by BAKO to attend the mission. Thank you to everyone for their support and commitment to help the lives of these indigent people who are unable to get foot care.


    2016 MEXICO MISSION



    2014 MEXICO MISSION

    What would you do if you could not get foot or ankle care? In central Mexico, near San Miguel De Allende, there are thousands that do not have access to any care at all. Six years ago, a group of podiatric surgeons from Texas adopted this city to provide much needed care for free to the indigent people. Volunteers pay their own travel, but funds are raised each year to cover costs of medical equipment, supplies, medicines, anesthesia and shoes. Dr. Don Falknor of Houston is current Foundation President and was Mission Team Leader for 2014.

    Thank you to all the volunteers & sponsors for the 2014 mission! 350 patients treated plus 80 children received new shoes at the orphanages. TPMF with the help of Stryker & BAKO , sponsored 6 residents to travel to the mission for 2014! They get the most rewarding experience and opportunity to train with other doctors.

    2014 MISSION SPONSORS:
    BAKO, STRYKER, GORDON LABS, AMERX, MD BUYING GROUP, FORMULA 3, METASURG & BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION

    Patients came from the surrounding villages and San Miguel area. There is nothing more rewarding then having a 50 year old man hug you and thank you for making him able to walk without pain, so he can walk 10 miles to work in the fields and feed his family. Participating in a mission to those less fortunate helps all of us have new perspective and appreciate what we do have.

    MISSION SUCCESS STORY: 3-Year-Old Kevin's Club Foot Correction

    Click HERE to see 3-year-old Kevin with a club foot trying to walk before surgery.


    2013 MISSION - TEXAS PODIATRISTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CENTRAL MEXICO:
    OVER 500 TREATED


    FOR INFORMATION ON REQUESTING SUPPORT OF OTHER MISSIONS, CONTACT staff@txpmf.org.









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    Volunteer Form*

    Grants include travel and hotel. TPMF also provides travel grants for Texas residents to participate in the medical mission projects. Please complete the attached form to apply.

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    Contact TPMF or any of the Mission Committee for details.
    888-659-4440

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    2014 MX MISSION CLUB FOOT VIDEO




    MX MISSION VIDEO