We are happy to report that the Plasticos Foundation just completed two very successful humanitarian trips overseas. Dr. Horowitz and Eileen (Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery manager), along with a volunteer medical staff traveled to Armenia, while Dr. Nichter went to Bhutan as part of a Global Burn Care Reconstructive Institute Mission.
After months of preparation both teams set off to provide much needed medical care to children and orphans suffering from cleft lip. cleft palate, and burn contractures. On evaluation day families lined up to determine if their child was a candidate for surgery, and some traveled as long as 8 hours hoping their case would be accepted. One of our team members in Armenia, Dr. Suzy Voskanyan, even brought children from local orphanages for screening.
Once the teams determined which children were candidates for surgery, they worked round the clock to prepare for the tireless days ahead of them. In the days following, many surgeries were performed and the children were headed down the road to recovery. For some, the healing process will be easier than others, but, in the end, all of the young boys and girls will now have an improved quality of life.
To learn more about the incredible journeys of both Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter while in Armenia and Bhutan, and to get to know some of the children, please visit the Plasticos Foundation blog .
You can also visit the Plasticos Foundation website to learn more about their humanitarian efforts and how you can help.