Medicine at 13,000 feet

Medicine at 13,000 feet
by Mike Larremore '08 |

In August 2011, I traveled with a medical aid expedition to Huancavelica, Peru. High in the Andes, it’s an area blessed by rugged beauty and plagued by poverty. I was along to document the mission, a collaborative effort among doctors from Peru and the United States that not just brought medical help to the region but also brought people from remote villages to the area’s major hospital. For some patients, the doctors could offer a simple fix and reassurance that everything would be okay; for others, they provided life-altering surgery.

Photo Gallery

Vicky said on Jul 8, 2012

Just two words: Thank you!! I am Peruvian and I can offer my help for your next trip to Peru. You make me cry with the photos. Our country lacks many things, but the people always offer their homes and hearts for shelter.

Mike Larremore '08 said on Jul 16, 2012

Thank you very much for your support, Vicky! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact I'm glad you enjoyed the images!

David said on Jul 23, 2012

Mike, thanks for sharing your experiences. It sounds like your trip was life-altering as well.

On a personal note is it possible to get a hi rez copy of the "End of the day Peruvian sunset" image for personal use? I find it very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Ross Dakin said on Jul 25, 2012
Fantastic work, Mike, as always.

Summer 2014

Table of contents


A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.