Dehradun, India--Bonnie MacEvoy, Interplast volunteer anesthesiologist.
Once I arrived at the hospital, Madhu, one of our coordinator/ translators, gave me a quick tour of the building. I could hear the distant buzz of waiting families and volunteers organizing potential patients for their evaluations.
As we walked, a pile near the building caught my attention. For the treatment of certain cases Dr. Yogi is required to make plaster casts of his patients’ faces. The pile was a collection of those plasters. Still expressions gazed out from the pile. It was haunting and beautiful at the same time, to see some of the facial deformities immortalized from before the repairs that transformed their owners.