We arrived at the hotel at 12:30 AM. The room was just what I needed…..A nice bed! Unfortunately, the morning came quickly. Then it is off to the screening clinic.

The hospital in Lapu Lapu had crowds of people all hoping to have their clefts repaired. The process to see 80-100 patients at times seems chaotic.

Each patient is seen by a team of surgeons and then screened by a pediatric anesthesiologist.

All patients are seen by dentist, Lothar who does some dental extractions on most of our patients while they are having their clefts repaired.

The highlight was seeing Alora. Alora seems very happy and confident. This is an amazing change from one year ago when she was so very shy. Patients like Alora make all the traveling worth it.