Saturday, January 23, 2010

Memory Lane 2006 Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery Team

I have so many wonderful memories of the years 1991 thru current time. Over the years SMART has brought many, many surgical teams to Honduras. Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery group has joined us at least 30 times and each time has been a rewarding adventure.

This is an unrepaired cleft lip and palate.

This is an unrepaired bi-lateral cleft lip and palate.

It is seeing these kinds of patients helped, repaired, sent home happy and ready for a new life that makes me so happy to continue to do what I do. New teams are being scheduled for Honduras this year. Consider joining a team... it will change your life.

Mike Quinn, CRNA is deep in thought as he puts this baby under anesthesia. Dr. Uldis Bite stands behind him waiting for his patient to be asleep for surgery.

Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster and Helen Howard-Edwards RN

Another precious baby which received surgery.

Feeding a patient after she woke up from Cleft Lip and Palate repair surgery.

A Peace Corps volunteer translator.

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