Forty-nine year old Htay U Myint suffered extensive leg burns leaving his right leg without a foot and with the knee in a bent position. He traveled 11 hours by train to come to the clinic and found out about Rotaplast Myanmar by a neighbor who had relocated to Nay Pyi Taw. Htay U Myint, a rice and nut farmer, was burned three years ago in a train accident when the train exploded. He says his greatest hope is to return to his farm and walk without crutches.
Surgeons Tom Griffith and Angelo Capozzi examine Htay U Myint’s leg where they will perform a burn scar contraction release.
Surgeon Debra Johnson gives Kay Thin Kaing the thumbs up during rounds after her operation. Kay Thin Kaing had a burn scar contraction release done on her neck.
Saw Heni Blue tests out his leg as Rotaplast medical staff and Dr. Yi Yi (red dress) look on. Saw Heni Blue had surgery on his knee.
Dr. Angelo Capozzi examines the initial results of the cleft palate surgery performed on May Thazin Kyaw during post op rounds.
Rotaplast volunteers and Retired Service Personnel Hospital staff work well together. Lead pediatrician Al Goldberg shares a fist bump with Head Nurse Myint Myint Than in the lunch room.
New patient registration involves the collaboration of many people. As new patients arrive, we are assisted by Dr. Ei Ei Hlaing, DDS, who doubled as an interpreter. Also helping are Steve Altmayer and Louise Capozzi, working on medical records.
A few days at the hospital, and the children begin to form friendships with each other. Families and staff have been tremendously supportive of each other.
Ma Su Myatt Haing, age 5, practices her future surgeon skills on a very sick bear! Photo courtesy of Rotaplast Volunteer Irene Johnston. And me!