“That day we took off his dressing for the first time and let him see the back of his head was pretty special,” former Kansas City nurse Laura McDonald recalls of the day a youngster named Claudio got to see what the back of his head looks like with a huge tumor removed. “He just couldn’t stop smiling and looking at it from different angles,” writes McDonald, a volunteer aboard a surgical hospital ship off Benin in Africa.
“That day we took off his dressing for the first time and let him see the back of his head was pretty special,” former Kansas City nurse Laura McDonald recalls of the day a youngster named Claudio got to see what the back of his head looks like with a huge tumor removed. “He just couldn’t stop smiling and looking at it from different angles,” writes McDonald, a volunteer aboard a surgical hospital ship off Benin in Africa. Ruben Plomp Courtesy of Mercy Ships
“That day we took off his dressing for the first time and let him see the back of his head was pretty special,” former Kansas City nurse Laura McDonald recalls of the day a youngster named Claudio got to see what the back of his head looks like with a huge tumor removed. “He just couldn’t stop smiling and looking at it from different angles,” writes McDonald, a volunteer aboard a surgical hospital ship off Benin in Africa. Ruben Plomp Courtesy of Mercy Ships

Kansas Citians aboard Mercy Ship leave politics behind to help Africans in pain

February 06, 2017 1:00 PM