Mya Mya Thin, the mother of eleven year-old Su Myat Noe, holds a lime over her daughter’s nose in the recovery ward. Here in Myanmar, it is traditional to hold a lime over someone’s nose to help refresh them.
Family members gather around the bedside of patients as they return to the ward following surgery. The hospital provides meals to families, many of whom sleep on the floor next to their loved ones.
Feeling much better, Ye Yint Aung shows off his soccer skills after surgery. Ye Yint Aung, age two and one-half had surgery to free some digits on his left hand and foot.
Six month-old Thoon Yati Son, and her mother entertain the other families in the ward with big smiles prior to surgery.
U Thaung Ngwe following his cleft lip surgery.
May Thazin Kyaw and her mother walk the hallway at the hospital.
Zaw Min Tun, age 6, shows off his age by holding up his finger.
Sein Pyar, the father of Zaw Min Tun, listens to post op instructions.
Ye Htet Paing, the 18 year-old fisherman who needed a bilateral cleft lip repair and palate, is wheeled out of the OR by surgeon Debra Johnson, left, and Rotaplast Head Nurse Evelyn Abad.
Ye Htet Paing rests in the recovery room and his mother is all smiles following his surgery. Stay tuned and we will see how his healing continues…Thursday, September 3 is our last day of surgeries. Tonight we say thank you to our incredibly gracious hosts, the hospital staff. Tomorrow, we will check on patients during our final clinic day