Originally uploaded by interplast
Loja, Ecuador--Emily Ulm, Interplast volunteer nurse
The highlight for me today was watching the interaction between our photographer, Adam (pictured here), and one of our patients. This little child took a real liking to our resident teddy bear. Whenever Adam tried to hand off the child after holding him for a while, the child would stretch his arms back out toward Adam. The heartwarming thing is that I think Adam was just as smitten by our lovely boy as he was by Adam.
There is something about these trips that gives us all a reality check and help us remember what is really important in life.