Latur, Maharashtra, India—Manasi Tirodkar, Interplast volunteer coordinator/ translator.
After traveling for three nights, we finally reached Latur, India, on Monday at 7 a.m. With barely five hours of sleep throughout the entire journey and a quick shower at the hotel, we reached Dr. Lahane's hospital before 9 a.m. There we were greeted by a deluge of cameramen and a sea of patients in the waiting room. The air was thick with incense and anticipation. After a short inauguration ritual we were ready to commence our first day of clinic.