For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, a mastectomy (breast removal) is an unfortunate and inescapable option. Women who have undergone this surgery can choose to have breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure recreates the size and shape of the patient’s natural breast and can renew a woman’s sense of beauty and femininity.
Legacy of Healing is an important part of Dr. Schmidt’s life. Legacy of Healing sends medical mission teams worldwide providing free surgical, medical and dental care as well as safe drinking water to underserved communities. Young people are included as team members, to continue building a legacy that promotes and enhances physical and spiritual health and healing for future generations. Since 2004 Legacy has performed 1147 free operations and seen 7510 village clinic patients. Started by Dr. Schmidt with only six people, it is an inspiring example of what happens when people work together with Christ’s love sharing their time and talents in service to others.