We just returned from a 4 day mission to Ibarra. This was a joint venture of Patronato Provincial de Imbabura, Ibarra Rotary, Rostros Felices Cuenca and Guayaquil, HKIE and the Minister of Public Health.
The team of volunteer doctors and nurses performed 20 surgeries including cleft lip and palates, ear reconstructions and separation of webbed fingers. The first night we were greeted by the local bomberos who expedited moving the equipment into the hospital. After a long first day setting up and interviewing the first patients, the group was treated to a wonderful dinner by the Patronato and Rotary
Shown are families awaiting surgery, a young girl whose parents remembered us from 2 years ago when she had her cleft lip surgery (this time she received cleft palate surgery) a team of doctors examining an ear reconstruction and Dr Pablo with a young patient.
As you can imagine, all the families were very grateful that their children could have these life enhancing surgeries!
Thanks to all our HKIE supporters!