I came in contact with now 7-year old Precious and her parents Constantino and Eveleen in December 2016. She suffered from a cleft lip and cleft palate. I wanted to hear their story and to discuss the possibility of finding a hospital and surgeon who would be willing to perform corrective surgery for Precious. Because there are not many children on the island with this condition, Precious and her parents lacked the knowledge of individuals with a cleft lip or cleft palate.
Last week, an ophthalmology assessment team from Guam SDA Clinic served on the island state of Chuuk. Headed by Dr. Robert Wresch and supported by Stephanie Wiley, Stephanie Barcinas, and local staff, this team screened patients suffering from such things as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and pterygia. This team's mission was to assess the eye health concerns of the island community in preparation for the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center ophthalmology surgery team th