Lisbeth is 10 years old. During clinic day I could sense a hint of worry in her eyes. Later I found out she was more deeply preoccupied with missing school than with the surgery she was being scheduled to receive. Lisbeth was scheduled to have her extra thumb amputated the next day.
After seeing Lisbeth I looked around the room of patients who gathered hoping for help. There were many burn victims, patients suffering from debilitating arthritis and congenital malformations. The need is great, but the team is ready to do as much as it can in two weeks. It is a very moving day.