Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
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Fundraiser at La Parrilla Restaurant - a big success!

Fundraiser at La Parrilla Restaurant – a big success!

Many thanks to all who attended and participated in our fundraiser dinner at La Parrilla Restaurant. We appreciate your support!
Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Having parents of Peruvian descent gave me a special connection to the mission trip. As a child, I would travel frequently to Lima, the capital, where I have many relatives. Here I was exposed to the poverty and poor health conditions of the people, which fostered my interest in global health. The mission took us...
Photo Journal by Louis Chai

Photo Journal by Louis Chai

Photo Journal - 2013 Misson

Photo Journal – 2013 Misson

The Minister of Health invited A Promise to Peru to evaluate patients and perform cataract surgery at the Urubamba Hospital Physicians and Stony Brook medical students unpacking the 50 suitcases of equipment and surgical supplies SUNY Optometry Students unpacking their equipment and 2,000 pairs of glasses Dr. Patel diagnoses a cataract that is significantly impairing...
Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

Student Account by Emma Furlano

Student Account by Emma Furlano

This was me holding the hand of the man that was hypertensive while undergoing surgery. Supriya and I took turns holding his hand throughout the surgery (Dr. Epstein performed it and it took about an hour) while attempting to calm him down and reassure him. His BP dropped after we started the hand holding and...
Want to Join Our 2013 Mission?

Want to Join Our 2013 Mission?

Thank you for your interest in Stony Brook’s medical mission to the Sacred Valley  region in Peru. (download pdf) This is a project that is constantly evolving, improving, and also struggling as we face challenges in helping improve the lives of people who live in medically underserved areas in the Sacred Valley and the Andes...

February Fundraiser Event!

Available items for purchase include fine alpaca wool scarves, shawls and hats; hand-woven purses and belts; and other unique items. All profits from this event will be used to purchase medications and supplies for donation to the impoverished rural people of Peru. February 14, 2013 | 7am to 7pm Outside the Hospital Deli in the...
Photo Journal #7 by Paul Galstian and Evy Miceli

Photo Journal #7 by Paul Galstian and Evy Miceli

By Paul Galstian By Evy Miceli  
Summary of A Promise To Peru Medical and Cataract Surgical Missions 2012

Summary of A Promise To Peru Medical and Cataract Surgical Missions 2012

A Promise to Peru was founded by John Shanley, MD, Debra Messina, MD (StonyBrook School of Medicine ‘88) and Natalie DiGioia, MD (StonyBrook School of Medicine ‘01) in October 2011.  The organization works with local New York physicians and Stony Brook University’s medical students who are interested in providing medical care to remote areas of...
Photo Journal #4 – We’re in Peru!

Photo Journal #4 – We’re in Peru!

Photos by: Elliot Schottland Patient intake line at out clinic in Urubamba Trying on Toms shoes Trying on Toms shoes Receiving Toms shoes      
Photo Journal #3 - We're in Peru!

Photo Journal #3 – We’re in Peru!

Photo Journal By Elliot Schottland Clinic photos from outside of Pisac Peru Post Op Evan Sable with the kids Dr Leeman assessing a patient 1 day after his cataract surgery Waiting in the train station while heading to Machu Picchu Machu picchu from above