Our Girl Precious
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.
Road to Recovery
We met Juntwo just recently in Pohnpei fighting for her life. She needed emergency surgery. Here she is before surgery with her doctor. Now she is on the road to recovery! Many thanks to the caring team at Adventist Medical Center - Hanford, her surgeon Dr. Csiszar (urologist), and the amazing network of people who made it possible to provide Juntwo a life-saving surgery. #medicaloutreach #medicalmission #internationalmission
Results of Rheumatic Heart Disease Assessment
Upon conclusion of the first rheumatic heart disease screening, Roger Moore and Dr. Payne Perman presented the results of their work to the FSM and the Pohnpei State government officials including the VP of the FSM and the Governor of Pohnpei. There were 6 schools included in the screening, totaling 1,881 local children served. Out of those screened, 37 children were diagnosed with definite RHD, and 87 children were identified with borderline disease. These children will be t