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Day Six of the 2010 Cleft Surgery Trip

Today was the final day of surgeries. The doctors repaired Jesse’s cleft lip today and several rural children received palate repairs.

As we have seen so many adorable photos throughout the week, we thought it would be a good idea to put the before and after photos together into a gallery so you can see, in one place, what was accomplished this week! These are photos of just the lip repairs since you can’t see a change with a repaired palate but that doesn’t mean those repairs are any less dramatic.

Isn’t that just incredible? There were so many people who played a part in making this Trip such a success but we would like to publicly thank the following:

Drs. John Ness and Cris Martin—two of the most talented, compassionate men on this planet!
Maureen Brogan—LWB Associate Medical Director who organized the whole trip and spent a week away from her family to hug every child for each of us.
Jenn Sayler—a nurse who volunteered to help Maureen and hug the kids as well.
East Alabama Medical Center and South Austin Surgery Center—for their help with surgical supplies.
Our incredible sponsors! Without your support this trip wouldn’t have been possible.

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  • suziemai says:

    Hello, we adopted Leslie (Hu Rong Lie – March 7, 2010) on May 2011. We are so grateful for the work you do! Myriam (Canadian name) is wonderfull little girl. She was operate on last september 2011 in palate. Actually she speak a lot not clearly but I understand what she want!
    Thank you so mush and if you have more picture, please send to us.


  • chinalwb says:

    Congratulations, Donna! We are thrilled for Whitney and your entire family. Please take a moment to submit our Request for Child Information form so that we can send you any additional photos we may have of her. Best wishes!

  • Donna says:

    Happy to say that we returned from China on June 10th and are the proud parents of gorgeous Whitney!!! Thank you LWB for the amazing work you do in China.

  • chinalwb says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family, Donna. Please keep us posted on Whitney’s progress!

  • Donna1971 says:

    I am so grateful for the work you do! My husband and I are adopting Whitney and hope to travel in May or June to bring her home. LWB will always have a special place in our hearts!!!!