I started writing this on the plane flying back from Cambodia, after spending two days at The Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) and The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC) in Phnom Penh. Reading it back to myself later I quickly realised that what I thought was a thought-provoking, meaningful and accurate narrative of my time in [...]
Right so here goes my first ever blog type thingy: We all set off early (4am) on Monday morning, we being: myself, Ian, Anson, Jarred and Joely (Anson’s 16 year old daughter). The gang arrived In Phnom Phen after, what has to be said a very enjoyable…yes that’s right enjoyable…smooth, non-traumatic flight. The first thing [...]
Happy New Year everyone! What a fantastic year 2009 was, with over 4000 people attending Vanda’s five sell out events in Singapore and Hong Kong and a fantastic $173,000 USD raised for Children’s Surgical Centre in Cambodia. This amount ensured over 1200 children in Cambodia received operations that they wouldn’t have received otherwise. We were [...]
The familiar drive through the chaos that is Phnom Phen was now becoming pedestrian knowing what would be waiting at the other end. We knew this was the last day and we knew what cases were due for theatre as we had been part of the consulting process the day before as well as the [...]
Day 3 started with our arrival at CSC just after 8am. There was already a mix of about 80 people outside waiting to be either seen by the doctors or getting ready for surgery. The morning started with a trip around the wards. Dr Jim and his doctors assess each patient and continue to plan [...]
A 4am start was required to get to the airport for the first flight out to Phnom Penh on Sunday. I called Andy from the taxi, as he has a track record of not being up on time, but found that he had decided not to go to bed this time. It became quicky apparent [...]
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