On the final day of clinic rounds, Dr. Angelo Capozzi examines the repaired bilateral cleft lip of Ye Htet Paing, as his mother looks on. Every clinic patient returned for the final clinic day and many of them shared smiles like Zayar Phyo and his mother.
Zaw Min Tun relaxes post op with his father, Sein Pyar, in the ward.
OR Nurse Irena Jaspar welcomes patients and their mothers into the exam room during our final clinic day.
The surgeons listen to Win Naing Zaw as he practices speaking following his cleft palate surgery.
Rotaplast nurses Luisa Poquiz, left, Evelyn Abad, and ward coordinator Bill Lindqvist, dance the hokey pokey with other staff and patients.
Everyone enjoys the moment when Moe Thu Naung, center, and May Thazin Kyaw tell the staff, “I love you.”
May Thazin Kyaw and OR Nurse Irena Jaspar embrace as May Thazin Kyaw leaves the hospital. Moments earlier May Thazin Kyaw also embraced John Kaufmann, seated in the back.
Five year-old Ma Su Myat Hlaing follows Bill Lindqvist’s lead and gives him a high five as she departs the hospital.
Patients and their families wave goodbye to our staff as we depart the hospital for the final time. The woman at left looked at me while photographing, ran both fingers down her cheeks as if tracing teardrops.
Hospital nurses, doctors and patients came out to the front step to wave farewell.
Dr. Khin Maung, center, thanks Rotaplast staff including Dr. Tom Griffith, as our group departs. Dr. Maung was instrumental in helping to coordinate the clinic and inform potential patients.