Nepal 2018



In July, a small team of volunteers  — three doctors, four nurses, two veterinarians, one vet tech, two maintenance/construction workmen, two acupuncturists and one information gatherer — will head to the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. While there, the team will distribute medicines to treat a variety of conditions for young to old at numerous villages, as well as provide immunizations, vitamins from our partners at Vitamin Angel and eyeglasses, donated by Americare.

While in the Upper Mustang region, the team will visit two monasteries, one 800 years old and the other 1,200 years old, and provide assistance to the monks living at each.

The trip, beginning in Katmandu, will be arduous. A three-day jeep ride takes the group over a mountain pass at 15,000 feet before making camp at about 12,000 feet. We’ll be at our home base for four days before the return trip to Katmandu.

We are going on this humanitarian mission at the request of Drubwang Tsori Dechen Rinpoche. Our last three trips to India have been to his monastery at Mainpat.

Trip #3
to Mainpat, India

In February, we returned to the Mainpat Tibetan Refugee Settlement with a team of volunteers that included doctors, nurses, veterinarians and support people. The medical team, who saw more than 1,500 patients, provided medical care to seven camps, dispensed a broad-range of medicine, as well as vitamins to both adults and children.

Veterinarians were busy daily, examining dogs and providing rabies vaccinations.

Senestech, a Flagstaff-based company, returned with the humanitarian to continue their humane animal population control research.

We gave support to the Tibetan monks living needs by updating the solar energy system we installed in a prior visit and purchasing a new system that expanded the solar energy footprint.

While we were there, we celebrated the Tibetan New Year at the Monastery, the first American group to experience this festive event there.

Who we are.

HERO is a collaborative team of people wanting to make a difference and to give from their hearts. Some are health professionals, scientists, researchers, academics, engineers and volunteer lay people. Each offers a unique skill and a willingness to help. We are all dedicated to helping those less fortunate than ourselves to create a healthier life in a more sustainable community hoping to preserve their cultures and alleviate human and animal suffering.

Our organization was begun by a small group of people who wanted to “give back.” We were aware of our fortunate lives and of those far less fortunate than ourselves. We began as a grassroots medical team that served in the remote mountains of Honduras. We are now comprised of a diverse group of volunteers which gives us the ability to serve more people in many more ways. Read more …

How you can help.

We rely on the help of others who also want to “give back.” We are a volunteer organization and need people who have the same calling to assist those in need. For those who want to help but have no time to volunteer, we need donations to keep our projects going. Please give generously so we may help to make a difference in someone’s life and to help build sustainable communities in these devastated areas. Check out our action projects section on this website for further information.