Remember Angie? She is the young girl who had a missing lower lip due to a condition called NOMA. She had been brought to the clinic by a good samaritan woman who had found her living on the street. Here's Angie above with Doctors Capozzi and Johnson having her final checkup with the Rotaplast Team. Angie was thrilled when Doctor Capozzi applied lip gloss to her "new" lower lip.
We’re coming to the end of the Cebu 2010 Rotaplast Mission. The Doctors, Dentists, and Nurses will see the patients at the post-surgery clinic at Vicente Sotto Medical Clinic in the morning. It is hoped that they will all return for their final check-up, but as many have to travel long distances, there will probably be a few no-shows. In seven operating days, forty-one cleft lips and thirty-two cleft palates were repaired,and as well twenty-six nose tips and thirteen lip repairs were revised, plus there were a variety of other procedures carried out. To summarize, 89 patients were screened, plus there were 6 walk-ins. Of these, 75 had surgery during which 122 procedures were done.
For this little girl above, life will be changed dramatically after her cleft lip repair seen below.
The afternoon was spent presenting certificates and gifts to the nurses and hospital staff and all the volunteers who helped make this repair and all the other procedures possible.