May 2019 e-news
Delivering a World of Health and Hope .
Creating Miracles in Guatemala
SOS supplies over 100 medical mission teams every year and some of the resulting stories amaze us! Last month, we supplied Dr. Carl Kihm, a podiatric surgeon from Norton Healthcare with supplies for his yearly trip to Guatemala. Working in the local children's hospital he performed dozens of corrective surgeries to the feet and ankles of children.

Dr. Kihm says "The physical transformation not only gives them less pain and increased function, but it allows them to be normal kids - improving their functional deformities improves them psychologically, socially and culturally."
Pictured on the left is an example of clubfoot in a 6-day old patient. Dr. Kihm commented on this case that luckily "at this age the body's connective tissues are adaptable and we can slowly correct and cast them in progressively better position. Unfortunately, in the progressing world it is hard for many families to travel each week to a clinic or hospital that is hours or sometimes days away from their remote village home. 'Access to healthcare', which we feel entitled to and take for granted, for them is a blessing they might only get once in a lifetime."
These stories of hope are the lifeblood of our mission. If you or anyone you know at your work, church or school is taking a medical mission trip this year, send us an email and we would be happy to provide the life-saving supplies that you need! If you do not go on medical mission trips you can still support our work in a variety of different ways. For instance...
Tickets on Sale for
Bourbon + Band Aids!
Tickets are now on sale for our 3rd annual Bourbon + Band Aids! Now in it's 3rd year, Bourbon + Band Aids is a mix and mingle event bringing together bourbon and food enthusiasts in a swanky, upscale ambiance inspired by the Mad Men/Frank Sinatra 1960's era. Feel free to dress like your favorite sophisticated Mad Men character or psychedelic 60's icon!   

Attendees will be treated to bourbon tastings from the region's most popular bourbon brands, each tasting will be paired with chef-inspired appetizers for the ultimate culinary experience. Musical entertainment will permeate the evening from the Frank Sinatra era to present day tunes. Guests will also be treated to a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres, chances to win cool swag, raffles, door prizes and much more!

This event is presented by Brown Forman.
Sponsored by Stock Yards Bank and Tops Magazine.
SOS Says Goodbye
For those of you that have volunteered with and supported SOS over the years, you know that our office pup Brook was our most enthusiastic supporter. Sadly, Brook passed away in April peacefully and surrounded by love. Longtime SOS volunteer and Brook's mom Amy Verst wrote this about Brook's passing:

"On Saturday April 20, 2019 Supplies Over Seas lost its kind and loyal canine volunteer, Brook. Brook passed away peacefully with me by her side. Brook and I began volunteering at SOS in 2012. Supplies Over Seas was one of Brook’s favorite places to go. She loved the volunteers and was always ready to receive a pet and a treat. Brook was a kind and gentle soul and she will be greatly missed. Thank you to all the volunteers who made her feel special." 
Sacred Heart Academy
Day of Service
In April we joined Sacred Heart Academy for their Sophomore Day of Service. We spent the morning presenting our mission to over 75 students where they got an understanding of the availability gap in healthcare around the world. Later that day, students helped us sort exam gloves for our next shipment to a hospital in the Caribbean!

Our team was blown away by the energy and passion these young women brought into their Day of Service! Many students told us they want to pursue a career in healthcare to address the inequity of medical care available at home and abroad. Our team left Sacred Heart knowing that the future of global health is in capable hands!

Supplies Over Seas (SOS) is a Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit organization that meets critical health care needs in medically impoverished communities around the world by collecting and distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment.

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