Quy Nhon, Vietnam-Fran Cunniffe, Interplast medical education and outreach coordinator.
Today we had a lot of cleft palate cases on the schedule. Consequently, the PACU nurses definitely got more than their fair share of crying children. However, this little girl impressed everyone by not crying or fussing after her palate surgery. She was so calm and brave. When she woke up in the PACU bed, she just gave everyone a little bow. Our translator explained that in her culture, that was a thank you to us. It was so touching and sweet, she had a lot of us in tears.