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The Team

Together with all of the medical professionals already mentioned in previous blog-posts, there are of course many of us in either supportive or administrative roles. The Mission Director for [...]

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The Surgeons

Our entire team is here to support the surgical work that is being done by our amazing team of 3 plastic surgeons.  Dr. Stan Valnicek from Kelowna is the surgical team leader, and a veteran of [...]

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Affectionately known as “Tigi” on the Ward.

  Fasikaw Tigabu.  Not only is his name adorable, so is he.  He’s one of my favourites on the ward.  Always eloquent, always smiling. He is 25 now, but was 18 when he had his accident, and [...]

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Burn Injuries: The Forgotten Global Health Epidemic

Key Facts – World Health Organization More people sustain a burn injury each year than are infected with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined. An estimated 265,000 deaths every year are [...]