In their maiden mission for Operation International, Team Cleft Repair traveled to Hue University Medicine Hospital in Vietnam. The team collaborated with the Design Capital Asia organization and focused on providing much-needed medical care to children born with cleft lip and palates. In just five days, they completed an impressive 40 surgeries.
Team Cleft Repair's maiden trip to Vietnam didn't only change lives of patients, but entire families. The team operated on a pair of brothers, a set of triplets, a mother-son pair, and a set of sisters who’s parents both have epilepsy and are therefore unable to work. The team also provided education to local surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses during their trip in Vietnam.
“As we conclude our mission, the exchange of many hugs, handshakes, and words of gratitude has reinforced the significance of our efforts,” said team leader Myhanh Nguyen. “While this mission may have reached its conclusion, the impact on these children's lives will resonate for years to come.”