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Cao Lanh, Vietnam-Katherine Aspesi, Interplast volunteer nurse.
I am a PACU nurse who has been on 17 Interplast team trips. During each trip I’m amazed by the amount of children who need surgery. After each case I realize that I get a lot more than I give.
After a week of surgeries, it was nice to get a little R&R in Ho Chi Minh. In addition to dodging traffic, shopping and eating ethnic cuisine, Dr. Marcus and a few other team members and I went to the War Memorial Museum. It was disturbing to see the effects of the war, but we felt we were doing a little on our medical mission to make life better for the Vietnamese children and their families.