Blog for Cagayan De Oro Interplast trip August 2014

Just returned from another two-week Interplast charity mission focusing on underprivileged children born with facial deformities. This time in the Philippine’s city of Cagayan De Oro.

A hectic schedule of operating with two surgical teams over 9 operating days completing 106 procedures in 72 children.

My most challenging case was an 8 year old boy born with bilateral facial clefts (see attached photos). His dream was to go to school and be treated as normal so he could grow up to be a policeman. Thanks to Interplast, poverty and lack of resources to necessary surgery, will no longer hinder him.

Preop young boy with bilateral facial clefts

Dr Kevin Ho operating on a patientPostop day 3 of young boy after the correction of bilateral facial clefts

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