TCHF Oregon website goes bilingual

You CAN teach an old website new tricks!

After a lot of work and encouragement from Fr. David, I am happy to roll out a brand new feature of the TCHF website.  We have gone bilingual.
You will notice a new item in the left panel labeled "Languages".  We now support both english and spanish languages. 
The content has not changed, we just now have spanish versions of it all.  Just click the selector to switch between languages at any time.


Endowment Fund


Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Endowment Fund (TCHEF)
The Tarahumara Mission in the Copper Canyon of Mexico continues the healing ministry of Jesus that Fr. Verplancken started in 1960. Fifty-five years later, a history of building the trust of the Copper Canyon residents through the delivery of basic services necessary for health, education and shelter continues.


New project supports TCHF Endowment Fund

John in the ELF

John Brockamp, President of TCHF of Oregon has embarked on a new enterprise to support the TCHF Endowment Fund.  He recently purchased an ELF solar and pedal powered vehicle.  He is now selling the amazing trike, and donating the proceeds to the Endowment Fund.  He recently rode the ELF in the Portland Bridge Pedal, and is planning on making appearances at other events in the Portland area to promote the vehicle and TCHF.    For more information, visit the new website at:



Videos by Arianne Wenk


Thank you again to Arianne for her visit and service to the Clinica this past summer.  She did a great job of shooting video footage for the TCHF of Oregon Benefit Fund-An-Item video and even took the initiative to make a couple of very cute and touching videos of the many children that she met and interacted with during her visit.  Thank you from the TCHF of Oregon:


A typical day at Clinica Santa Teresita


Students raise funds for TCHF

Hello, my name is Isaac Alles. I recently put on a fundraiser with a couple of my friends to raise money for the Tarahumara Children's Hospital. We made tissue paper flowers which we sold in order to raise funds. You wrote and asked me to send a photo of our project. Here are a couple of pictures of us selling the flowers at our school, and one picture of the poster we made. Two of the photos were taken with an old cellphone, so their quality is not the best. My two friends' names are Aimee Bataglia and Meaghan Young. 

Thank you!


Oregon group loses a friend

Donald John McCullough, a pioneer member of the Oregon TCHF board, died July 8, 2010, of a heart attack while fishing on the Oregon coast. He is survived by his wife, Lana, also a member of the board, and two children Tammy and Valerie. Don’s granddaughter, Corrina, recently spent a short time as a volunteer at the Santa Teresita clinic in Creel.