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Loja, Ecuador--Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator
Today was clinic day at the hospital, a day for all patients who want to receive help to be evaluated by Interplast doctors. We saw more than 350 potential patients. Each one received a careful evaluation. By the time the team arrived at the hospital there was a long line crowding the hospital’s lobby. Children quickly made friends with each other as they were surrounded by others who, like them, looked "different" from those outside the clinic doors. As the day went on, the line of patients did not seem to get smaller, but the team stayed at the hospital until the last patient was seen and every parent question was answered. We left the hospital eager to try local food and get some rest for the next day’s first set of surgeries.