September 2006 Surgery Team

 A surgery team led by Dr. Larry Whitten and Dr. Elmer Kennel arrived in Santa Cruz on September 9, 2006 to perform a week of free surgeries. Team members came from Virginia, Georgia, Florida, New York, and Oregon. The surgery team members worked together so well that it was hard to believe that many of them had just met for the first time!

Sixty patients received the gift of a life-changing surgery! Pain was relieved as gallstones were removed. Women were set free from worry and anxiety as uterine and ovarian masses were removed. Men and women were able to return to work and support their families again after hernias were repaired.