Dr. Ben Mack

Dr. Ben Mack

Service To Others: A Family Affair Dr. Ben Mack has volunteered with Refuge International on at least a dozen trips over the past few years. A dynamic and committed surgeon, Dr. Mack makes a significant difference in the lives of people in Longview and Guatemala. It...
Amanda Judd, NP

Amanda Judd, NP

A Life’s Path Transformed By A Global Perspective Amanda Judd, a nurse practitioner from Colorado, did not always intend to go into the field of medicine. While living in Mexico, pursuing an education in anthropology and sociology, she visited a Mayan village to...
Sue Gillette, RN

Sue Gillette, RN

In 2018, Refuge International was fortunate to meet Sue Gillette, RN from Denver, CO. She attended a medical mission trip to Sarstun and traveled with a medical bag of supplies from our office. She inquired how we get these supplies and how she could help out, and she...
Anita Lowe MSN, RN

Anita Lowe MSN, RN

Anita Lowe is a clinical instructor at the University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing—Longview University Center. I had the pleasure of speaking with Anita about why she continues to bring nursing students to help with sorting medical supplies at the Longview...
Laurel Zeller

Laurel Zeller

I was privileged this past November to travel to Guatemala with an organization called Refuge International. I was part of a minor surgery team that returns to the mountainous town of Chocola three times a year at the invitation of local doctor Sergio Castillo....
Connelly Cowan

Connelly Cowan

Connelly Cowan started gathering school supplies through donations from her church, family, and friends at the early age of 7. She is now 14 years old. I asked Connelly what drives her to continue to support Refuge International. Connelly replied, “I see the good...