Bamako, Mali-Beverly Kent, Director of Volunteer Services, Interplast
Our savior continues to be Dr. Oumar Coulibaly, a young intern who works under the mentorship of Dr. Mamby Keita. Oumar hopes to one day become the first plastic surgeon in all of Mali.
Oumar stays with the team from the moment we arrive at the hospital until we leave in the evening, well past the normal working hours of the hospital staff. He even came in on Saturday morning when the team decided they absolutely had to do a skin graft on a young boy who was severely burned three months ago. It was the only time we could fit the 4-hour operation into our busy schedule, and Oumar was happy to be there, even then.