|Free surgery for cleft-lip patients|
|Saturday, 21 July 2012 20:51|
United States-based volunteer facial reconstructive surgical team Operation of Hope will next week conduct free surgery for children with cleft-lips at Harare Central Hospital.
The two have been working together in the foundation that has been offering free surgeries around the world for the past 24 years. In a recent conversation, Trubenbach said: “My brother and I support an incredibly dedicated group of passionate and talented medical volunteers who love what they do.
“This creates long working days, but we welcome the reward of a Zimbabwean mother’s face such as when her child has been helped by our team. The currency of that glow fuels our return to Zimbabwe year after year.”
For this month’s surgical mission, all potential patients are encouraged to be at Harare Central Hospital next Sunday at 8am.
Anyone, any age, from anywhere, who can get to the hospital and has a facial deformity will be evaluated. Patients are also encouraged to bring all medical records available for the evaluation.
Although surgery could cost between US$40 000 and US$90 000 in the United States, there is no charge to the patients or their families.