As with all new experiences, I was really nervous to start my 9 week adventure with Open Arms. It was the first time travelling by myself and the first time being away from home for more than two weeks.
I’m a plastic surgeon from San Francisco, CA, and I was honoured to be able to work with Operation of Hope, and return to Blantyre, Malawi in August, 2013. I was happy and honoured to help out many kids and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and burn surgery.
Not quite sure if I’ll be able to adequately explain the most incredible month I had in Malawi over the summer, but I’ll try my best to provide you with the best possible insight I can for what I had planned to be a once in a life time experience but, will more than definitely be repeated over the next few years!