Dehradun, India-Nicole Friedland, Interplast chief development officer.
One thing that touched me very much today happened when Dr. Kush was taking us over to the ward that is housed in his living room. The patients and their families tend to sit in the front courtyard where they've set up a TV and a small stove where a vendor has come to cook eggs. The team likes to refer to it as the hospital cafeteria. We came around the corner to a private area and two men were sitting together, huddled over, and one of them was sobbing. Kush immediately went over to see what was wrong. It was one of the fathers whose child had had her cleft lip repaired that morning. He was overcome with joy to see her healed and whole for the first time in her life. She lookedto be about 10 years old to me.