2015 New Delhi, India

Nov 24, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 1 – We Made it to India!!!

New Delhi, India

The Sarvodaya Hospital – our home for the next two weeks! From California to Philly, and lots of places in between and far away, like-minded people with the Rotarian spirit came together today to he... Read More »

Nov 25, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 2 – Clinic

New Delhi, India

There is so much need. This is why we come. From all over the area, some as far as 200 km, they come with the hope that “the disfigurement can be fixed.” Clinic is where the patients are evalu... Read More »

Nov 26, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 3 – Thanksgiving

New Delhi, India

Today we were thanked more than we could count. Everywhere we stepped, people thanked us for coming and changing lives. But it is we who give thanks for the ability to do so. This morning we were treated t... Read More »

Nov 27, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 4 – Yashika, Naina, and Poonam

New Delhi, India

This is what it’s all about. Yashika is 3 months old. Her cleft lip and palate was possibly due to lack of pre-natal nutrition, as clefts do not run in her family, and Yashika’s mom suffers her... Read More »

Nov 29, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 5 – Leela

New Delhi, India

Some patients touch our hearts. That would the story of Leela. From the first day at clinic this shy 15-year-old girl covered her face and did not want to be seen. A year ago she was helping in the kitchen Read More »

Dec 1, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 7 – Our Team in Action!

New Delhi, India

After a much needed day off yesterday, our team is back in action! The day starts with rounds in the wards.  The surgeons and the Pediatricians check yesterdays patients and discharge them if they are wel... Read More »

Dec 2, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 8 – Orthodontics

New Delhi, India

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful Orthodontist on the team.  We also have an Orthodontic Resident as part of the Genetics team, so we were well prepared for 3 month old baby Aradhya. At Clinic, ou... Read More »

Dec 2, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 9 – Genetics

New Delhi, India

There are known genetic markers (candidate genes) for cleft, but they vary from population to population.  The environment plays a major factor in triggering the genetic predisposition of cleft, especiall... Read More »

Dec 4, 2015

Faridabad, India – Day 10

New Delhi, India

Our boxes are packed and almost ready to go. I’m standing here outside your door. We hate to wake you up to say goodbye. But the dawn is breaking its early morn. The taxi’s waiting he already b... Read More »

Dec 5, 2015

Faridabad – Day 11 – Farewell, and Thanks!

New Delhi, India

A bittersweet day today as we conducted Post-Clinic.  80% of our patients showed up!  It was wonderful to see the progress they have all made.  We bid them a fond farewell, and then said a tearful goodb... Read More »

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