Shaun is pictured examining the foot of a local child that presented at his Orthopaedic Clinic.
Privileged to be part of a group that was able to provide such expertise in Madagascar
During our trip we encountered a variety of conditions. We never knew what we were going to be presented with on a day-to-day basis. As well as acute conditions, we also encountered many incidents of neglected trauma.
Shaun was able to operate on this young patient. The surgery was aimed at removing the (benign) growth and formation of a weight bearing & functional limb. As a team, we felt privileged to be part of a group that was able to provide such expertise. This was life changing for this young girl. Her future life, including potential to find employment and marry, would not have not been attainable. In many cases, disability would result in people being outcast in their communities.
One of the resounding features of the Malagassy people is their resilience to cope with adversity and hardship. For this we felt humbled.
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