My name is Mary McLin, and I am the head nurse for the My Tho trip. I’ve been an Interplast volunteer since 1999, and this is my fifth trip. This trip is special because it gives me many opportunities. The reason I come on I. trips is to work on behalf of the people who need help, but also to combine the experience of seasoned Interplast volunteers with the awe that is evident in the face of our new volunteers. It is so good to see a novice volunteer learn and adapt to the challenges of OR (operating room) nursing in the developing world. Even with a few novice volunteers, the team has coalesced very quickly and has already provided excellent, efficient care.