71 Smiles Saved. 71 Lives Changed.

As the patients all came back to the hospital for Post-Clinic, the atmosphere was markedly more upbeat than Pre-Clinic days. Smiles were everywhere — parents, surgeons, nurses, children…even strangers.

42 cleft lip repair and 29 cleft palate repair procedures were completed on this Rotaplast mission. Below are just a smattering of before and after photos.

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

While the planning, traveling, sweating, operating, smiling and recouperating are behind us, the reflecting on the impact made with the mission will continue for weeks, months and years to come.