Ingenio San Antonio, Nicaragua -- Cessie Spearing, ReSurge's communications and advocacy coordinator
The team trip in Nicaragua could not be going better. As a hybrid trip, it is comprised of both American and Nicaraguan doctors and nurses. Each brings expertise in different areas and together, they have already been able to accomplish a great deal.
Sunday proved to be quite a busy clinic day and about 50 surgeries were scheduled to take place throughout the week. After only two days of surgery, 24 patients have been treated. The cases have ranged from correcting drooping eyelids that might impair vision, to releasing scar contractures caused by severe burns, to correcting hand abnormalities. All patients seem to be doing well and many have already been sent home!