Preah Vihear Cambodia
We were able to treat a 62 year old female with a cleft lip. She lived her entire life with this congenital deformity.
We performed the procedure successfully without complications thanks to the generous donations of supplies from Americares. On our last trip in 2019, she visited our camp again. She greeted our team with pure elation. Her demeanor was quite more outgoing and confident than the year past. During our 2019 surgical camp she underwent a second procedure to correct the deformity that the cleft caused on her hose using a portion of her rib. Again, her operation was successful. We eagerly anticipate our return to Preah Vihear to follow up with her and many others that we have treated in our camp.
The hospital we visited had very few resources. The supplies from America allowed us to perform 62 operations. We utilized all the supplies. The anesthesia medications and equipment were crucial to our success.