Taking a Patient Home – by Mark Horton

We had the opportunity to escort home a very young couple and their baby following the child’s cleft lip surgery. The tremendous poverty of their surroundings was “outshined” by the richness of their smiles, laughter, and appreciation of our mission efforts.  We will be forever moved by tears of joy shed as we departed the warmth of their family and friends.


The living conditions………a dirt floor, no running water, a bucket for a sink, cook stoves in the street – they all faded in the glow of hope and inspiration as we waved good bye and returned to the hospital for another day of surgery!


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