Dr. Erica Cole conducts a hearing test as part of the screening process for surgery.
This patient is receiving instructions of how to use his solar powered hearing aid from Roberto, who is translating for Dr. Cole. Twenty-five patients received the gift of hearing through these hearing aids. These were patients who did not need surgery.
Cindy Thacker calls out the names of those patients who are on the list for surgery.
Patients wait to see if their name will be called.
The patients who were selected for surgery wait to receive instructions for admission.
Dr. Lyn Wells writes out her notes after explaining anesthesia to a patient. Every patient talks with one of the surgeons and one of the anesthesiologists prior to surgery to answer any questions they might have.
Dr. Allyson Morman talks to Arcelia before taking her into the operating room.
Jose and Jose are identical twins with the same name having the same surgery on the same ear!
Dr. Scott Stephan operates as Dr. Derek Robinson looks on.
Surgeons, Dr. Bill Gross (center) and Dr. Evan Moore (right), take a break in between cases.
Nurse Trena Berg passes instruments to surgeon, Dr. Jeff Paffrath.
Willy (far left) and Sebastian enjoy eating ice cream after having their tonsils out. They are pictured here with Sebastian’s mother and their nurse, Bobbi Thornton.
Valentina enjoys a hug from her nurse, Virginia Syptak.
Kevin pictured here with his mom after having surgery to construct an outer ear.
Volunteers from a local church lead praise and worship with the patients every morning.
Patients having their time of morning worship.
Afternoon sometimes brings more music…Pictured left to right are Oscar, Ezekiel, and Anne. Anne translates for the Mennonite patients who only speak German.
Kathia gets a manicure from Robin Sommer after a successful palate repair.
Juan receiving discharge instructions from his nurse, Marilyn Burruss, with Ivonne Gilmer translating.
Ninoska gets a hug from Dr. Charlie Gross and his wife, Cathy, when she returns for her post-op check-up. After spending most of her life unable to hear, Ninoska is so grateful that her hearing is now very good!