May 6, 2020 

Dear Friend, 

I had hoped that this letter would be an invite to our 16  th  annual fundraising golf outing at Waccabuc Country Club. Unfortunately, because of the unsettled situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, holding the outing at this time of uncertainty just isn't practical.
This has not been an easy decision. Our golf outing is our only major fundraising activity during the entire year. It is also an opportunity to honor our doctors, dentists, nurses, speech pathologists and technicians for their unswerving commitment to our surgical/dental missions. This year we planned to dedicate our dinner recognition to our own physicians, nurses and technicians who are on the front lines around the country, working long hours under difficult and trying circumstances, risking their lives, trying to save others through this crisis. 

We actually got off to a good start in 2020, with surgical missions to Ethiopia, Bolivia and Colombia. Reluctantly, we had to postpone planned trips to Colombia, Peru and Chennai, India. (We are still trying to get Avianca and Latam airlines to return our volunteer's airfare - so far not successfully.) We hope to reschedule these trips when conditions permit. 

Our outing is also a fun way to say thanks to you, our many friends and supporters throughout the year. We appreciate everything you do for us. We could not exist without your support. We cherish you!! 

It's impossible to say now if we will be able to reschedule the outing for a later date this year. If it can happen, we will get back to you, although I'm not optimistic. 

Should you be inclined to consider supporting HTCNE in the interim, we would be extremely grateful. Our address is below. 

We look forward to our country coming out of this pandemic, and that we can once again all get back together and share golf, dinner and good times together. 

Please stay safe and be well!                                              
Healing the Children Northeast would like to thank our Federal, Military and Postal employees who have supported us. Please consider contributing to us again during this pandemic through June 30th. Thank you in advance of your generous support

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To our valued Medical Teams Abroad members,
On May 13, 2020 the Medical Advisory Board met via Zoom to discuss the current COVID 19 situation and what the future holds for our medical teams abroad.
Some of our fall trips have been postponed until sometime in 2021 while others may still consider travel but that of course will rely very much on the country they are traveling to. Some concerns: travel restrictions, quarantines, will the host country accept our teams, test procedures, risks, how will risks be addressed, what if a member gets sick while there, etc. Most countries have not peaked yet, and we are not sure what is yet to come in the next few months or until a vaccine is available. The status for stability here in the U.S. as well as our host sites data will all be considered and reviewed.
Please know that we have our members best interest in mind. Safety first of our teams and of course of those we are going to treat. We will continue to monitor the situation and discuss plans and concerns. We have not come up with a mandate, but recommendations will be forthcoming in the future. 
Our Medical Advisory Board plans its next meeting scheduled for early July.
We look forward to when this will all be behind us and we can continue our path of healing children.

Stay well and warm regards,

Missy Law, Program Director
Domestic Kids Program:
We would like to announce the 3 New Milford High School students who have been chosen to receive our medical scholarship as they prepare to pursue a future in the medical field. The three students will receive an award of $500.00. Those chosen are a pre-med student Hannah Grace Yu Fitzgerald; a nursing student Alyssa Nicole Delaney; and a physical therapist student Alexandra Lee Carroccio.