Dr. Britt Borden MD
Observations on his
Medical Mission to Honduras
Putting Faith Into Action
Britt Borden MD, a leading
Chicago area neurosurgeon
donates his time to FAME, a faith-
based organization that provides
medical care in underprivileged
Dr. Britt Borden recently returned
from a humanitarian medical
missionary trip to Honduras.
Sharing is Living
Dr. Britt Borden knows that
we truly live when we share
our bounty with others.
Britt Borden MD and other
caring doctors donate their
time to FAME to provide life
saving and sustaining
medication, and desperately
needed medical supplies.
Quality Health Care is a Right
During a recent trip to
Honduras Britt Borden MD
and a team of other charitable
doctors saw more than 300
This dedicated group set up
four clinic days in community
churches and schools in order
to reach the most people
possible during their stay.
Though Britt Borden MD is a
skilled neurosurgeon, many of the
problems plaguing those in poverty
require simple solutions that those
in wealthier nations often take for
Over half of the Honduran people
live in poverty. Malnutrition is the
source of many of their most
challenging medical problems.
People are What’s Important
Dr. Britt Borden works with FAME
because of the people. He tells a
story of a toddler suffering from
Rickets who couldn’t walk properly
due to bowed legs.
While his suffering was a mystery to
his family, Dr. Britt Borden
recognized it as the result of a simple
Vitamin D deﬁciency and gave the
family supplements to stop the
progression of the disease.
Hookworms and tapeworms are
another a serious health concern in
Honduras. Both are caused by the
unsanitary and challenging
conditions in which most
The serious risks caused by worms
can be almost eliminated by simple
medication – medication not readily
accessible by most Hondurans.
Americans generally cannot envision
life for the average Honduran.
Dr. Britt Borden has greeted many
Honduran patients who are
physically compromised due to
eating food that has not been
properly refrigerated or stored, and
drinking dirty or contaminated
Small Gifts Bring Big Changes
Some of us may look at a problem
as overwhelming and widespread as
the lack of medical care in
Honduras and wonder how we can
However, Dr. Britt Borden says
that even a simple multi-vitamin,
worm pill, and a basic knowledge of
hygiene can have a positive medical
impact in an impoverished society.
Compassion for Others
Life in Honduras is difﬁcult. Death,
sickness and pain are an everyday
part of life.
Organizations like FAME help us
see just how lucky we are in
America, and challenge us to open
our eyes to ways we can help.