In 2015, Nepal was hit with a devastating earthquake. With nearly 9,000 people killed and 22,000 injured, it was one of the worst natural disasters in Nepal’s history. Within 4 days, HOP was on the ground with four trauma surgeons and 16 duffel bags of medical supplies. The surgeons spent a week doing emergency surgeries in Kathmandu while Dean looked for further ways to help. After the surgeons left, Dean and another World Wide Trekking guide, Patrick Reddish, traveled into remote areas in the Khumbu Valley. In response to the escalating public health emergency, they purchased, delivered, and installed toilet tents, and assisted with rebuilding homes in some of the hardest hit regions of Nepal.
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