Suzhou China 2015

Mission Dates: 

2015 Sep 5 to 2015 Sep 19

City, Country: 

Suzhou, China

Patients: 

85

Surgeries: 

104

Surgical Value: 

$411 665.00

Last Day of Surgery

September 17, 2015

We are headed into the last day of surgery today and it’s still hard to believe we are winding down. I’m so thankful another trip is being planned to this province the first part of November, so the children who couldn’t be worked in will have a chance to have their lips and palates repaired.

September 15, 2015

Have you ever wanted to time to just slow down? On a mission, there is always so much to be accomplished that time just flies, and the time in Suzhou is no exception. AFS has plans to back in Anhui Province this November and I’m so thankful – and so are many of the families whose children the doctors are screening during the walk-ins. A list for November is forming.

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

One of the surprising stories in Suzhou centers around social media. The doctors evaluated 67 children opening day with most being able to be scheduled for surgery. There were a few colds here and there, but for the most part the kids came from close by and were healthy with a travel times of 10 minutes to one or two hours.

September 13, 2015

September 13, 2015 -- Is it really Sunday morning in Suzhou, China? Has this incredibly skilled medical team really completed its first week of surgeries? It’s so easy to lose track of time on a mission because the clock races. I’m always in awe when it comes to the opportunities Alliance for Smiles provides.

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