Rowan Hardy, anesthesiologist: We arrived from far and wide: right across the States, Canada, the UK and Nepal. A truly international group who have somehow gelled together into an efficient, professional and compassionate team.
Our Chinese hosts have been incredibly helpful and kind to us as has the group of excellent student interpreters, guides ( and friends). When our surgeon Ben Rodriguez was hurt in an accident early in the trip he ( and all of us) were touched by their kindness even more.
Things are running efficiently and effectively now and many children have already received their surgery. It is always a moving and happy sight to watch these children reunited with their parents in the recovery room and I'm honored to be a part of this.
All my best wishes to you, Ben, if you get to read this. It was a real pleasure working with you and I hope you are recovering fast.