Everyone is pitching in to help with these beautiful children

Our advance team includes Lora Koppel as clinical coordinator, Dr Bob Tibesar as medical director, Dr. Jon Grischkan as surgeon, and Drs. Paul Melchert and Greta Chen as pediatricians, in addition to Mary Moore as medical records coordinator and Sally Lannin on logistics. All of the additional team members arrive later this afternoon. They will inventory the drugs that arrived in advance, and begin to prepare the operating rooms for surgery which will start early tomorrow. What follows are an assortment of photos from this first day of screening. We screened 79 patients today; approximately half of them will receive surgery.