We are saddened by the news we just received that one of our trip volunteers, Susan Sandoval, passed away last week from ovarian cancer. She was 53. Susan and her volunteer experience were immortalized in Interplast’s Academy Award®-winning documentary, "A Story of Healing."
The documentary was filmed on a 1997 team trip to the town of Long Xuyen in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. At that time, Susan was a recovery room nurse at Salt Lake City’s LDS Hospital. More recently, she worked at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Susan’s sunny disposition and warm heart will be missed by all who worked with her over the years.