Heal the Children
Barrington resident Jeff Degner has been involved with the volunteer charity organization Healing the Children (HTC) for over 25 years and is currently Director of the Illinois/Indiana chapter. Through HTC, he has escorted dozens of needy children from third-world countries to their successful surgeries here in the United States and back home again after. He has also organized and participated in many medical missions to Nicaragua. Jeff will share some of the moving and heart-warming stories he has witnessed through “Healing the Children”. They range from Nicaragua and El Salvador o our own front yard. You’ll see before-and-after photographs that will buoy your spirits for days to come. Photos from years ago when Jeff accompanied terribly ill children are joyfully contrasted with those of the same children as vibrant, happy, healthy, thriving adults. This is what a win-win looks like.