Managua, Nicaragua —Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator.
Our visit to Nicaragua was a memorable one. The hospitality we experienced only comes second to the valuable lessons we learned during our time at the hospital. Each child we met and story we heard helped reinforce in our hearts and minds the importance that these life-changing surgeries have. As we return home, Dr. Chandini and Asha Karunathilake to Sri Lanka and I to the United States, we return with newfound inspiration and knowledge that will be applied in our daily work. This was my first trip with Interplast, and being able to write these blogs myself has proven to be a unique experience. As the Communications and Technology Coordinator at Interplast, I constantly receive blog entries from our volunteers abroad. However, having the opportunity to witness firsthand the work being done by our international partners and to meet the patients we serve has given me a new appreciation for the powerful human impact of all that we do.