Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Operation Smile mission, July, 2015


380 patients were screened. In 4 1/2 days, 177 received surgery. The multinational team from all corners of the world pitched together and worked 16 hour days when needed. All were exhausted. No one complained. 

Most of the team volunteers understand that there are few things in life as rewarding as being able to do something for someone else that they cannot do for themselves.


The following pictures are a few of the 43 patients Dr Rod operated on in Kinshasa. The 2nd slide show is of other scenes of the mission.

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