We've been very happy to have Wai-Ling Eng, member of the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC,) join us for the second half of the trip.
RMHC has been one of Interplast's strongest partners, supporting our surgical programs for over a decade. It was great to see Wai-Ling interacting with all the kids. Her background as a nurse was truly helpful, and she was welcomed in to the operating room to observe numerous operations.
At the dinner last night with our local partners, Wai-Ling shared the following:
"My experience with you has re-affirmed the reason we fund you and the type of work you do, which is consistent with our mission to create, find and support programs that improve the health and well-being of children...if you change a child's life, you change a family's life too, which can change a community and ultimately the world. What you do accomplishes this with long term and meaningful impact to children, their families and their communities."
We'd like to thank Wai-Ling for making the long journey to join this team. Her energy and enthusiasm were a welcome addition to our experience. We would like to thank and recognize RMHC for their continued commitment to healing bodies and changing lives.