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A group of medical professionals volunteering with a non-profit didn't have to worry about additional baggage fees when they checked in at Louisville International Airport Sunday. A group of medical professionals volunteering with a non-profit didn't have to worry about additional baggage fees when they checked in at Louisville International Airport Sunday.
After a WAVE 3 News report, Delta Airlines waived $800 in fees for Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation. After a WAVE 3 News report, Delta Airlines waived $800 in fees for Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation.
Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society partnered to send a group of physicians and medical professionals to Nicaragua to work with children and families there for a week. Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society partnered to send a group of physicians and medical professionals to Nicaragua to work with children and families there for a week.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A group of medical professionals volunteering with a non-profit didn't have to worry about additional baggage fees when they checked in at Louisville International Airport Sunday.

After a WAVE 3 News report, Delta Airlines waived $800 in fees for Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation. Initially, extra luggage with medical supplies was going to cost the group $800.

"When Dawne Gee got rolling, things started changing," Marla Cautilli said, Hand in Hand Ministries Chief Executive Officer.

Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society partnered to send a group of physicians and medical professionals to Nicaragua to work with children and families there for a week.

"They also provide physicals for all the kids and families in our education program. That is so valuable. They've found tumors before in one of our parents and perhaps performed life-saving services as a result of the visit," Cautilli said.

While in Nicaragua, the doctors will also work at local hospital. Each person going on the trip is taking medical supplies with them.

Hand in Hand Ministries is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable organization; therefore donations are tax deductible consistent with IRS laws. If you would like the help Hand in Hand by giving them a hand with a donation for this trip or any of their work call (502) 459-9930. You can also make a donation online by clicking here.

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