Good morning. We are on our last day in Chittagong, Bangladesh. 🙁

We will start off our morning visiting patients from yesterday and then conducting a post-op clinic that is open to all the patients that we have seen over the last two weeks. Patients have the opportunity to meet with their surgeon again and ask any questions they may have regarding their recovery. After that they meet with me for one last post-op pic!!

Today, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Saratoga, CA, District 5170,  I get to surprise each patient with a special gift. Each child can choose between a soccer ball or baby doll that sings!! Yay!!

The children will also receive a get well card that was handmade for them by the children of Marshall Lane Elementary school. As you may have seen in some of my previous posts, the 1st graders at Marshall Lane not only made these beautiful get well cards, but they also donated beanie babies for each patient!! One other fun thing that was incorporated in this mission was Project Cornerstone’s Intentional Acts of Caring. Last month, in partnership with Project Cornerstone parents such as myself, a special assembly was conducted at Marshall Lane to celebrate our students’ commitment to paying kindness forward. Every class created a chain of good intentions. Each student recorded what intentional act of caring that they will commit to doing on a rectangle of paper and how it will make them feel to perform this act on another rectangle. I continued the chain of good intentions with messages and intentional act of caring from the children in Bangladesh that stayed in the hospital during this mission. Rotaracter Ruba Sultana, President of the Rotaract Club of CTG (Chittagong University), helped me in this project. Thank you Ruba!!!