Today was another intensive surgical schedule for both patients and team.
Outside the patient waiting area we came in contact with a local Peruvian angel. This lady was the mother of a young teenage patient that had already been operated on, and she is also the grandmother of twins that will be operated on later this week. This lady takes care of alot of patients and their families and makes certain that they have a healthy lunch (which is the most important meal of the day for the local people). Although this lady lives in a small house she has opened her home to those in need that have no family here and are traveling from far away. This woman wanted her daughter to be able to speak well, so she has educated herself on speech therapy. Now she advises other people on rehabilitation and specific exercises for speech and she will help them for free. When she came to the pre-clinic with the twins she started to help with our mission with many practical things and has become our “Peruvian Angel”.
We succeeded to complete the surgery schedule very late in the evening and a few members of the team finally arrived back at the hotel after 10 p.m..