Texas ENT Specialists & Show Hope
Dr. Manish Wani has a passion for both world travel and medicine and through his work serving in Guatemala, Vietnam, India, and Haiti he has been able to see the world while donating his medical skills to those in need.
One of the organizations that Dr. Wani has served with consistently is called Faith in Practice. Medical trips with Faith in Practice consist of Serving with Faith in Practice looks like a team of doctors, nurses, and team support traveling to Antigua, Guatemala to evaluate and treat patients for a week that travel by foot, bus, and car from all over the country.
One of the most memorable experiences for Dr. Wani was when a mother from a small village 12 hours away by bus brought her young son, Salvador, into his triage room. She was far from home and spoke a different dialect, but was determined to find healing for her son. When Dr. Wani examined him, he noted that a large mass had taken over his upper lip. His mother told him that the mass had been noticeably growing since he was only three months old and by the time he was six months old had completely taken over his upper lip, making it difficult to eat and impossible to speak. The mother and her son had been traveling and waiting for two weeks before Salvador was able to receive the surgery by Dr. Wani. Salvador’s mother was in awe when she saw her son after the surgery, with the tumor finally gone. Shortly after the surgery, Salvador was able to start speaking, something that had not been possible when the tumor had consumed his lip. The humble thankfulness of Salvador’s mother and other patients like her is the reason Dr. Wani continues to go back and serve. This past spring, Dr. Wani went on his 9th trip to Guatemala with Faith in Practice. He was also able to take his two children to see the work that he and his team of doctors had been doing for the past eight years, and allow them to participate in giving back.
Two other Texas ENT doctors, Dr. J. Cary Moorhead and Dr. David Chenault, have also traveled to Antigua, Guatemala with Faith in Practice in order to give back and donate their time and talents to the people of Guatemala.