July 2006 Surgery Team


Mission of Hope patients in Bolivia were so blessed by the ENT (ear, nose, throat) surgery team led by Dr. Charles Gross that came from the U.S. in July of 2006. Team members came from Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Oregon. More than 70 patients received the gift of a life-changing surgery! Patients who had been shunned and rejected by society because of facial and ear deformities received hope as facial tumors were removed and ears were reconstructed. Hearing was restored as eardrums were repaired and ears blocked from birth were opened. Chronic sinus infections were cured and breathing was restored as nasal obstructions were removed. Many patients who had a hearing loss that could not be corrected by surgery received solar powered hearing aids.