Monthly Archives: January 2016

It is my duty and pleasure, Madam.

As a group, we have worked in many hospitals, in many countries.  We always receive a warm welcome, but sometimes there are underlying struggles to deal with the minutia of the locale.  A hospital administrator might insist on last minute … Continue reading

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Delhi Belly

It can sneak up on you, like a cobra.  Pounce on you, like a tiger. Smash you flat, like an elephant’s foot.  It’s the South Asian cousin of Montezuma’s Revenge…Delhi Belly. Was it the green sauce at lunch?  Did you … Continue reading

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Speech office, 9 & 10 January 2016

Today in Speech Office, 13, we had an extra special surprise.  Ryann Akolkar, our former student, spent the day with us!  She was in Pune visiting her in-laws and it just worked out perfectly that she could come translate for … Continue reading

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Meet the Team:  Glenn Casteneda, MD

Glenn is a pediatric neurologist, based in Westchester, NY.  Well, he is based there, but travels on medical missions for up to three months a year.  On our cleft palate/lip surgical trips, Glenn mostly works in the PACU, the post-anesthesia … Continue reading

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Speech Office, 8 Jan 2016

Speech Office, 8 Jan 2016 We were given a lovely office in the outpatient clinic to use for our speech office…with any luck, we will have it all week. Helen stayed back at the hotel today, a bit under the … Continue reading

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Greetings from Pune, India

  Greetings from Pune, India! Did I surprise you there? Were you expecting Peru? Healing the Children Northeast has a set of wonderful new opportunities to expand cleft lip and palate services across the Indian subcontinent. We are following in … Continue reading

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