Filling Healthcare Needs Around The Globe
The F.I.N.N. Foundation (Filling International and National Needs) was founded to serve local, national and international medical needs by filling in gaps in medical services.
Why Are We Passionate About This Cause?
Dr. Finn heard about the dire medical needs of a local young man named Chad through his colleagues and peers. Chad’s story motivated Dr. Finn to reach out and help his local community. Around the same time, Dr. Finn organized the first of many medical mission trips to Guatemala. Both of these events occurring simultaneously and the overwhelming outpouring of donations and support from patients, families, fellow doctors, and friends inspired Dr. Finn to found what is now known as the F.I.N.N. Foundation. Check out Chad’s story here.
How Are The Funds Used?
Funds are used for medicines, devices, supplies, materials, and treatments not otherwise covered by insurance or government programs. The F.I.N.N. Foundation is staffed by volunteers so that 100% of each contribution will directly benefit those we help. We do not discriminate by race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. The Foundation distributes funds on as-needed basis at the discretion of the board of directors. We strive to provide life-changing healthcare and education for needy and deserving individuals in our community, nation, and planet.
Dr. Finn and his carefully constructed medical team just returned from their fifth annual medical mission trip to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Despite being a densely populated area in Guatemala, medical resources remain sparse, and access to facial reconstructive surgery is even more limited. Over the last five years, Dr. Finn has put together a team to address the vast unmet needs of the local population. The team consists of doctors, nurses, anesthesia, and other support staff from across the United States. They completed a total of 38 surgeries which included repair of microtia (ear), cleft lip and palate, traumatic nasal fractures, scar contractures, facial soft tissue injuries and various other procedures caused by congenital deformities. All the work is done pro bono. The team works in collaboration with local physicians, hospital staff, and medical students. We have found a home at Hospital Regional de Occidente in Quetzaltenango and have already begun planning for our 2018 trip!
TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc)
The F.I.N.N. Foundation continuously makes moves to further help our local community. We partnered with TROSA on a two-year residential program. The purpose of our program is to give people more than sobriety – it is to give them the tools they need to rebuild their lives and maintain their sobriety when they leave TROSA. Key elements of our program include vocational training, education, peer counseling/mentoring, leadership training, and aftercare. The F.I.N.N. Foundation helps graduating residents improve their self esteem through healing the emotional and physical scars of their past. We provide services such as scar revision, tattoo and gang symbol removal, and excisions of moles and cysts. We are excited to begin helping in a new way in our local community!