Ann Brown and Ian McKnight give the waiting families an update about the surgical schedule for the day.
Nurse Williams happily waits for her next patient to arrive in the recovery room.
Child receives a tender embrace from her mother after her palate surgery.
The red chapped cheeks of this little girl is the "tell-tale sign" of the people who live in the remote mountain village of Huancavelica. Their cheeks get chapped from the cold and wind. These humble people traveled 2+ days to see our team for treatment.
Happy to be done with his surgery and back to playing with his toys.
This 1.5 year old boy with a bilateral (both sides) cleft lip was all smiles as he waited his turn for surgery.
Dramatic changes bring the sweetest tears: The mother of the most dramatic cleft lip patient of the mission weeps as she sees her sleeping baby in recovery for the first time without his cleft lip.
This little boy from Huancavelica plays with a little wood car while he waits his turn for surgery. Over 100 wood cars were hand carved and donated for the children by a group of retired men at a local church in Denver, CO.
Heidi Espinoza is one of the many dedicated and selfless professional translators who donated their time to translate for the families and for the mission staff.
Ryan Brown puts together the surgical schedule for the following day while Ann meets with the translators.
A mother helps her son drink from a spoon after surgery.
A native boy sleeping in his mother's traditional blanket awaiting surgery.
Little girl from a small mountain village riding on her mother's back.
Dr. Ryan Brown, Ann Brown, Lourdes Martel (director of local recruitment) and another local recruiter.
Mom & dad sharing a sweet moment with their baby after surgery.
Mother seeing her baby for for the first time without a cleft lip.
Jordan, Melissa, Patsy, and Shawn take a patient to recovery.
Dr. Chang with a grateful mom and her little girl helped with surgery.
A patient drew a very special picture for Ann Brown and asked to have their picture taken.
Ian McKnight holds a child in recovery with cousin Dr. Ryan Brown and Ann Brown.
Ann Brown, Lourdes Martel, patient recruiter, local translators Nathaly Vasquez & Lady Espinoza.