It is called a longyi. Longyis are worn by both men and women, but they are worn differently and the patterns and colors are simpler for the men.

Young boys and girls do not wear longyis.


The children  stay overnight in the ward, with their family on the hospital grounds while waiting for surgery. When a child is called for surgery they are escorted on the long walk to the surgical suite. Shown here is Rotarian Paul Quintavalla escorting a child with his parents on the walk to surgery.

Mom is right here….

We have had a lot of younger patients on this mission.  A lot of children with cleft lips, and cleft palates.

 This mission has been both productive and rewarding. Tomorrow is our last day of surgery, and while we are looking forward to home we will be sad to say goodbye.