Jessica tests Maria’s hearing prior to ear surgery. Maria is 6 years old.
Nurse Ashley smiles after comforting 3 year old Justina after surgery, who then fell asleep in her arms.
Miriam with her father after having her tonsils removed. They live in a very remote area and traveled for more than 15 hours to come to Mission of Hope for surgery.
A group of Mennonite patients receive discharge instructions in their language of “low German.”
Juan is 10 years old and is pictured here with his mom after surgery to repair his perforated eardrum. (Read his story on page 2 in the Fall, 2014 Newsletter.)
Patients get very creative with colored pipe cleaners!
Natalia is so happy to have had a successful thyroid surgery. She rode the bus for 16 hours from Sucre to come to Mission of Hope.
Patients gather every morning for praise and worship as they recover from their surgeries.
Isabel enjoys coloring after a successful thyroid surgery to remove a goiter that had been growing for more than 20 years!
Patients love the card game, Uno!
Piter and his father listen attentively to Ivonne as she explains the discharge instructions for Piter’s ear surgery.
Patients also love stringing beads and making jewelry!
The Team of Surgeons: (left to right) Dr. Ed Lee, Dr. Paul Lambert, Dr. Evan Moore, Dr. Tim Egan.
The Anesthesia Team: (left to right) Dr. Grace Lopez, Dr. Carl Lynch, Dr. Lyn Wells.
The OR team did a fantastic job, and it was a wonderful week of surgery!