(correction: The group performed 60plasticsurgerycases. On the write up for Myra: years ago, she was a member of the post-op pediatric care of the surgery that separated Filipino conjoined twins Regina and Renata Fierros)
(Myra is a registered practising nurse in Los Angeles, California and has been active in the American medical community for more than ten years now. She was a member of the post-op medical team/ pediatric care of the surgery that separated celebrated Filipino conjoined twins Regina and Renata Fierros years ago. She is presently working in the pediatric intensive care unit.)
From Myra: “I’m very glad I joined the Philippine Minnesotan Medical Association (PMMA) 2012 Medical and Surgical Mission to Alaminos , Pangasinan last Jan.29- Feb.4.
The group of 77 doctors, nurses and other personnel provided
free medical, surgical and dental services to thousands of clients. I’m so fortunate I was able to work with the recovery room team and care for post-op pediatric patients who have undergone repair of cleft lip and cleft palate.
“These patients were unable to get surgical treatments before because they couldn’t afford the cost of surgery and hospitalization.
“The group performed 60 plastic surgery cases, 28 ENT surgeries and 28 OB-gyne surgeries, multiple minor surgeries and dental procedures and saw hundreds of patients in OPD.
“The group worked hard and it was a moment in time
that was both inspiring and amazing.
“Some of the volunteers have done several medical-surgical missions in Africa and Central America.