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Purpose Medical Mission


image of Sixtus Atabong and his fatherPurpose Medical Mission is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit established in 2008 to develop a bridge of medical assistance to severely medically underserved regions nationwide. Currently, the organization is working in Cameroon, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Sixtus Atabong, PA-C, ('05, '02) is the president and CEO of Purpose Medical Mission. He was born and raised in Muyuka sub-division, Cameroon, Africa. He came to the United States on a soccer scholarship and later earned his bachelor and master's degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science and Physician Assistant Studies, respectively, from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions. He currently practices neurosurgery in Lubbock, Texas.

Atabong was recognized in 2013 for his work with the PAragon Award for PA Service to the Underserved. He has also received numerous other national and international awards for his leadership and humanitarian work including the TTUHSC School of Health Professions Hall of Fame Award and the American Red Cross' Humanitarian of Year Award.

View more images from the work being done by Purpose Medical Missions

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