Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Project Smiles - Operation Sonrisa

Operation Smiles wing of the Hospital

Waiting their turn for surgery

Operation Sonrisa Logo

Delivering the supplies.

Tuesday March 15, 2011
We had the opportunity to donate some suture supplies and anasthesia for the Project Smiles here in Quito. They came on March 16th to start the screening process and asked if we could get volunteers to help. We were able to send missionaries up to the hospital on Wednesday and Thursday to help with the children and families. They asked if more volunteers could help on Friday and Saturday as the surgeries were done. It was a wonderful opportunity for the community to see the missionaries and for the missionaries to help. Eighty surgeries were planned but ninety-one were actually completed. The hardest part is on the first day over 200 showed up hoping to get surgery. They are planning on doing more surgeries in other cities in Ecuador and we think one more here in Quito this year. If you are not familiar with Project Smiles they are teams of Doctors and Nurses that come to various countries and do surgery on clef lips and pallets, they also do surgery on hands and some scare repair and release.

1 comment:

Lindsie said...

What an amazing thing to be a part of. It is too bad they have to send some children away. I'm sure it makes a big difference to their lives.