From Beverly Kent,
Director of Volunteer Services (September 23):
We have arrived safely in Bamako last night. Unfortunately, six pieces of baggage got held up in Paris. Air France has promised to get them to us by tomorrow. Despite that, today was our first clinic day and we’ve already seen 100 patients and scheduled 41 surgeries. Tomorrow will be another full day at the clinic. The surgeons on this team are very good about seeing everyone and gently letting down those we can’t help. The team is simply great! We are keeping our fingers crossed that the missing luggage makes its way back to us by tomorrow.
This trip is the first trip sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to leave this year. Interplast is grateful for RMHC’s continued support in empowering communities and changing the lives of children throughout the world.