Am Dai Update Part kitchen, part clininc Little Am Dai came back for wound debriding, suture removal and check up at my kitchen table clinic! Initially Am Dai was crying at the thought of me touching her wound (her dad said other doctors ripped off the dressing despite her screams 😩). I told her we'd go super slow....and prayed - lots!...
Abandoned in a Field God's faithfulness to the abandoned and outcast! I’d like to share with a story that happened 13 years ago but continues to inspire us to this day! A local Hani woman went out to her tea field and found an abandoned baby boy with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He had ant bites all over his...
Speech Therapy A natural extension of cleft lip and palate repair. Mekong Hope Surgical Fund does more than just find solutions to surgical challenges. For young San, holistic care means repairing both his cleft lip (exterior) and palate (interior) and also following up with communication training. Cleft palates can cause minor speech impediments. So we (legally) brought San across the border...
Early Days in Xishuangbanna So many of you will know these dear people with whom I have been friends for almost 18 years now. Yi Ying and Ai Pat are both from Dai villages in Banna. What a privilege to walk with them all these years. It's so special to to see Yi Ying’s children receive an education, excel in life...
A Brief History My family and I have been living and working in Southeast Asia since 1997. During that time we've had some amazing adventures and met some amazing people. Some of these people have needed a little extra care and support to receive medical treatment, especially surgeries. Friends, family and local community have all chipped in to help make these...

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Alexandra is a tropical medicine specialist who has been working in southeast Asia since 1996. She currently serves as a Regional Medical Consultant to Just Projects International. Alexandra resides with her family in Yunnan province (China) where her husband grows and exports specialty coffee.

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