Charity:

Dr. Afzal’s passion in life is charity. He often says, “In the course of a day we go to work for OURSELVES, we pray for OURSELVES, we study in school for OURSELVES, we go to the gym for OURSELVES. But the question is, ‘What do we do for others?’”

For two weeks out of each year since 2009, in collaboration with the Hackett Hemwall Foundation, Dr. Afzal makes others a priority by traveling to small towns in Honduras and Mexico. There he treats painful varicose veins that cause chronic debilitating leg ulcers on patients who would otherwise go without care. He helps educate doctors from all over the world on the evaluation and treatment of varicose veins.  Here are some of the pictures of the Honduras medical mission trip:

A local broken down ambulance. Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

A local broken down ambulance. Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

Inside the broken ambulance. Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

Inside the broken ambulance. Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

Vein clinic experts from Minnesota went to Honduras.

Our team consisting of providers, nurses and translators. Dr Afzal is standing with Chett in the back

Vein clinic team from Fridley, minnesota went to Honduras.

Our vein clinic team visiting the local hospital in Honduras during break

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Vein clinic team in action. The patients were separated by the dividers made of curtains.

Vein clinic team from Plymouth, mn went to Honduras.

The shabby regional hospital in Honduras, everyone we met was happy to see us.

Vein clinic team from burnsville went to Honduras.

This is a healed ulcer. This patient was treated by the vein clinic team. The patients are graciously grateful

Vein clinic expert team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

This is how these leg ulcer show up. Thanks to the vein clinic team the ulcer was on the way to healing

Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

3 generations in one room. You cant see the grand daughter in this picture. Honduras

Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

Pediatric wing of the hospital in Honduras. Very controlled environment. Cute little babies.

Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

Our translators who helped us provide the care patients needed, part of the art of medicine

Vein clinic team from Minneapolis went to Honduras.

This was every day. We have up to 300 patients show us. Makes for a good day of work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Afzal celebrates his birthday by volunteering for Christian nonprofit Feed My Starving Children with his clinic staff, where they pack countless meals for people in Haiti.

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In addition, Dr. Afzal and his clinic staff have run the MuckFest MS, which benefits multiple sclerosis, since 2012.