Day Three: Surgeries Have Begun
10/16/2017- Written by Susie Awalt; Photography by Ranjani Agrawal
Dr. Emmy Wu places ear tubes in Yesica
Dr. David Wainwright & Dr. Courtney El-Zohm
Yesica, 6, playing prior to surgery. Every effort is made to make the patient comfortable through play therapy.
Distraction for Yesica before her surgery.
Ashley Kerr & Dr. Amy Graham-Carlson prepare for surgery.
Dr. Carolyn Biebas volunteered for the first medical mission in 1987
Dr. Simi Randhawa assisted by Dr. Patrick Kelly, Dr. Mary Zavala, Hayley Ruegg intubating prior to surgery
Dr. Lauren Crawford & Dr. Mahlon Kerr operating on Ximena
Letty Balderas is sterilizing all of the instruments for surgery.
Dr. Patrick Kelley, Dr. Rocco Piazza, Neha Patel are operating on Maria Julieta.
Director Teresa Cox performing art therapy with mothers while their precious children are in surgery
Dr. Robert Cinclair and Yesica
Tanya Gomez caring for a Maria, 17, in PACU . This is Maria’s fifth and final surgery.
Morgan Gillen caring for Cristian in PACU
Dr. Patrick Kelley, Dr. Mary Zavala, & Ashley Chitty
Morgan Gillen & Ashley Chitty caring for Franklin
Heather Hill PACU RN greeted by Dr. Ligia Figueroa who she worked with last year
Stephanie Ashby keeping the records straight