B.C. well being staff heading to Kenya for volunteer mission

Twenty-three medical professionals are heading abroad for a volunteer mission in Kenya.

The health-care staff are heading to Mombasa to help in treating youngsters who’re born with facial deformities corresponding to cleft palates.

The group is volunteering with Operation Rainbow Canada, which has been serving to youngsters all over the world for greater than 25 years however has been on a pause for the reason that pandemic.

“We repair the kids and it’s very emotional,” Dr. Kimit Rai, a beauty surgeon out of New Westminster, mentioned. “I felt touched in my coronary heart and it feels good to assist folks. I’m very excited (for this journey).”

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The group of 23 together with surgeons, nurses and medical assistants will probably be at a hospital for ten days within the east African metropolis.

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This mission group is a primary for Operation Rainbow Canada as each member who going is from B.C.

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B.C. Youngsters’s Hospital nurse Ryan Kean is a part of the group that’s travelling. He instructed International Information the work is humbling and rewarding.

“The fervour that (comes) out of a few of these households … a few of them are strolling miles and miles simply to get to the hospital the place we doing our work. (It’s) very, very humbling,” Kean mentioned.

“They’re so appreciative, they really feel so rewarded that we’re there to supply this chance (that) they could not get for a very long time. (It) hits dwelling.”

Rai, who can be Operation Rainbow Canada’s founder, mentioned offering new smiles to greater than 2,000 youngsters is what the non-profit group is all about.

“It’s not a monetary profit. It’s emotional and an actual sense of feeling good that you just did good for somebody. I believe if all of us do this, we’d be a happier world,” he mentioned.

Operation Rainbow Canada mentioned it’s taking donations online, and is all the time searching for new volunteers.

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