There were two particularly touching patient stories this morning. Andrew and his father (seen talking to Dr. Jamie) were full of “thank yous” for the doctors this morning. Andrew had his lip and cleft repaired yesterday afternoon. He had a submucous cleft which is a very small hole in the palate. His father said that his speech had already improved. Theresa Snelling, a mission volunteer and speech therapist, said that a significant change was possible as the hole repaired was small.
Trisha’s mother was interviewed by a local television station this morning while waiting for her daughter to get the OK to go home. She became teary eyed as did the other mothers as they talked about what a difficult time their children had a school. She was so thankful as she feels confident that these painful times are now behind her daughter.