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Category: Chuzhou

A Very Lucky Day for Ruan Si Yu – Chuzhou, China
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A Very Lucky Day for Ruan Si Yu – Chuzhou, China

Ruan Si Yu is an 11 year old girl, whose family learned of the Alliance for Smiles mission just in the last two days. They heard that there would be a second screening clinic today, Monday, March 25th, a week after the first screening clinic (at which potential patients are screened for general health and...

Team Day Off – Chuzhou, China
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Team Day Off – Chuzhou, China

It’s been 8 days since the team arrived in China. Today, the team had a day off to relax and do some sightseeing in Chuzhou. The Family Planning Association organized a trip for us to visit Mount Langya, a mountain located in the Anhui Province. Mount Langya is a nationalforest park and is one of...

Another Day on the Surgery Ward – Chuzhou, China
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Another Day on the Surgery Ward – Chuzhou, China

Excitement on the ward today included meeting twin ten-year old sisters, only one of whom has a cleft. Pictured above with the family, left to right are Mission Director Mary Liu, OR Nurse Yipi Yang, and Lead Nurse Kathy Cox. And, to the right is another set of twins, in this case one-month old boys,...

On the Surgery Ward – Chuzhou, China
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On the Surgery Ward – Chuzhou, China

Above are “before and after surgery” pictures of a ten-year-old girl who had a lip revision procedure performed by our surgical team. The previous surgery left a pronounced and asymmetrical scar, which will now heal with a much more natural appearance. Meet Luo Chuan Bo, left, a five year old boy who received a lip...

Our Nurses – Chuzhou, China
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Our Nurses – Chuzhou, China

Xiao Xiao arrived in the OR waiting area for her surgery in tears. She just had dental work completed and was in a bit of pain. Now, she needed to continue being brave to walk up to the operating room for her cleft lip repair. While Dr. Gad went back to make sure the room...

Team Arrives in Chuzhou, China
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Team Arrives in Chuzhou, China

The Alliance for Smiles team from the United States, Australia, Egypt and Nanjing arrive in Chuzhou today for the March 2019 Chuzhou Mission. Our team consists of 5 doctors, 5 nurses, a mission director, photographer, recordkeeper, ward coordinator, a doctor of dentistry, a dental hygienist, and a dental assistant. Shortly after our arrival, we went...