By Erin Martin, ReSurge Development Assistant
Hân is 7 years old and in the first grade at school, where she has no friends and does not talk to anyone unless absolutely necessary. She has a large hairy nevus (a type of large mole with coarse hair) that covers about a third of her face, and has had two previous surgeries to remove portions of the growth. While the second one was free, the first operation cost $2,500, a tremendous amount of money in rural Vietnam, and accomplished very little in terms of removing her nevus.
Jorge walked in then, and to my surprise, took out a marker and outlined the entirety of her nevus. Others on the trip had previously assumed that we would only remove a portion of it, and that she would have to come back next year, but Jorge was determined to remove the entire nevus that day.