It was incredible. Many of these families had traveled many hours, or even days, in hopes of receiving surgery for their children. They were incredibly patient with the long wait, and very attentive to their children, who were so well-behaved.
The team is working together really well, which is impressive when you know that five or six of us are on our first trip--including me. Imagine fourteen people arriving half way around the world with 29 BIG boxes of supplies and equipment. They wake up the next morning, launch into action, and within an hour they are unpacked, setting up and screening kids. I´m in awe.
But even that pales in comparison to the hardship and determination of these families who have such hope for their children. I will tell you some of their stories, (and hopefully have photographs) in the coming days.