Interplast could not do the work it does without its local hosts. They open the doors to their hospitals and send word village by village, neighborhood by neighborhood, so that children who suffer from a congenital deformity or disabling injury can have a second chance at life. Dr. Diep, the director of the Dong Thap General Hospital, welcomed Dr. Carter Dodge, team leader and volunteer anesthesiologist, and other members of the teams. He noted that he wanted Interplast to do more than just help the children. He wanted his surgeons and nurses to learn from the Interplast team. It is Interplast’s mission to not only provide life-changing surgeries but to partner with local doctors like Dr. Diep so that the surgeries can happen year-round and for generations to come.