Barefoot Expeditions: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru Travel Adventures

Children’s Hospitals in Ecuador. The Sad reality

Last week I had to take care of my six year old cousin in a public hospital in Quito. Yesterday he left the hospital and is recovering from an appendectomy with the loving care of parents, cousins, brothers, grandmother and uncles.

But it is very sad to see that some others kids are not as lucky as he is. It was really sad and impressive to see little kids treated like adults. Kids that have spend months laying in a hospital bed, mothers waking up in the middle of the night to the drugstore to buy the medicine for their convalescent kids. The medicine is provided by the hospital is scarce.

Luckily, I had the chance to help two of my cousin´s hospital roommates. But I wish I could do more for them.

A smile, a toy, a coloring book makes a big difference while they are there!

If you are comming to Ecuador, and feel like making this kids life happier, please contact us, we can arrange a visit to the hospital.


  1. Antonio & Carolina

    I just came upon this blog beacuase Carolina had me look at “what to pack.”

    I would be happy to bring comic books, crayons etc for children in a Hospital.I am on my flight out of here this coming Monday from Miami, day after tomarrow, wee hee…. so let me know what would be helpful.

    Naples, FL

  2. Incredible. That is something that we should remind people during the trips. Extending a hand to children in need is one of the best things one can do.

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