|Bruce Lehnert, DPM|
Our medical mission has become much larger over time. It started in 1998 with just two residents and myself. This year, our mission team grew to 34 people with more doctors, nurses, physical therapist, documentary filmmaker, donors, writer, and children of team members.
This year we were a well-oiled operation and it worked perfectly. The biggest challenge is always the language barrier. No matter how many times we do these trips, we can never learn Vietnamese.
|The last patient in 2010 had never|
walked, but fixing his lower legs
could help him be more mobile.
One of the most memorable parts of this year's trip came on our first day of patient screening. In 2010, we operated on a kid who was our Hail Mary case. He had never walked and we were unsure whether he ever would, even if we corrected his lower extremity deformities. He was the last case I operated that year. Guess what? He walked in on his own two feet in 2012 to say thank you!
~ Bruce Lehnert, DPM